Tag: Bordeaux

Jancis Robinson and Simon Staples review 2010

Today it was the annual en primeur get-together, where our very own Simon Staples (aka @BigSiTheWineGuy) meets with  Master of Wine Jancis Robinson to discuss the current Bordeaux campaign. So, what did they really think of 2010?  Can it be compared to any other vintages? What are the bargains, and how did the First Growths fare? And most importantly, […]

Château Climens vertical tasting

Last month,  in our Pickering Cellar saw one of the most scintillating tastings ever held in our premises. Proprietor of Château Climens Bérénice Lurton came over from Bordeaux and talked through a dazzling array of 12 vintages of her extraordinary Barsac wine, ranging from 2008 back to 1964. In all the themed tastings I have […]

The final mile

This morning we finished off our tasting journey with a trip to Pessac-Léognan. Beginning at our final First Growth, Ch. Haut-Brion, we began to see that the vintage has produced great wines in this appellation too. Interestingly, 2010 was the driest vintage at Haut-Brion since 1949 but, thanks to their skills, the wines are still […]

2010, a good start to a new decade?

I have tasted only a few wines from 2010 so far and all have been in their infancy. It is therefore a bit too early to pass judgement, but the 2010 Bordeaux vintage is looking promising. 2009 was a great final chapter to what has been the most successful decade Bordeaux has ever seen, but […]