Tag: En Primeur

Jancis Robinson and Simon Staples talk Bordeaux 2009

I caught up with world famous wine writer Jancis Robinson MW for our, now traditional, chat about the release of the new Bordeaux vintage. Find out about Jancis’ top three value tips for Bordeaux 2009, which was the best wine I have ever tasted en primeur and what wines I plan to buy. Also hear […]

Bordeaux 2009…..Bring it on!

After a glorious weekend recovering from what I have to say was a completely exhausting week in Bordeaux (and several bottles of reviving Burgundy to aid the process), I can sit down now and actually format in my mind what we experienced and after assimilating that, what’s going to happen next.

A good Friday

Our last day of our Bordeaux 2009 en primeur week was spent in the Graves – a 9am start at Ch. la Mission Haut-Brion, tasting both Haut-Brion and La Mission. We’d already been mentally preparing our taste buds for the final First Growth of the Médoc. Ch. Haut-Brion was fabulous, showing subtle red fruit aromas […]

The power of Pauillac

We woke up to a gloomy morning in the Médoc with dark clouds and heavy rain overhead as we drove to Pauillac. Fortunately, despite the continuing monsoon, our spirits were lifted after the first few tastings. Our expectations of this being a Cabernet vintage were confirmed beyond doubt yesterday. It felt like being at home […]