Posts with the label "bordeaux 2009 en primeur"


Video: Hew's Views on Bordeaux 2009, The Final Roundup

Video: Hew's Views on Bordeaux 2009, The Final Roundup

Thursday 8th July 2010
by Hew Blair

All the 2009s have now been released; so it's verdict time. 

How has the market reacted to the Bordelaise's new pricing strategy? What should we buy from 2009? Our Chairman, Hew Blair has watched the campaign unfold and now gives his judgement in this, the final instalment for the Bordeaux 2009 campaign of Hew's views. 

Bordeaux 2009 top tens – Best values

Bordeaux 2009 top tens – Best values

Thursday 3rd June 2010
by Tom Jenkins

`Best value` is probably the most interesting and most disputed category in our `top tens`. 

Value after all adds another level of subjectivity. 31 wines appeared in our lists and not one wine made it into all eight tasters’ selections. Haut Batailley and Clos des Quatre Vents both made the cut for 7 tasters, but failed to achieve the elusive full house.

There were strong showings from Langoa Barton, Lafon Rochet, Phelan Segur, Durfort Vivens, Lagrange, Moulin St George and the highly tipped Saint Pierre, but sadly we were not alone. Robert Parker has positively raved about Saint Pierre and our other surprise recommendation, Malartic Lagraviere. Huge scores from these two will probably push release prices to stratospheric levels...
The Bordeaux 2009 campaign gathers pace...

The Bordeaux 2009 campaign gathers pace...

Tuesday 1st June 2010
by Tom Jenkins

After the VINEXPO lull, Chateaux owners have been making up for lost time with a flurry of releases. 

Despite the British bank holiday, Monday saw the release of a fine quartet: Bernadotte (£140/case), Lacoste Borie (£175/case), Chasse Spleen (£210/case) and Fonbel (£165/case). Bernadotte was delicious and improvements by the Pichon Lalande/Roederer team are clearly paying off; not a green note in sight, this is a really polished, fleshy offering.

Xavier Borie's Grand Puy Lacoste and Haut Batailley regularly feature in our best value selections and for those looking for a bargain Pauillac, Lacoste Borie (the second wine from GPL) is a snip at £175/case.
Video: Hew's Views on Bordeaux 2009

Video: Hew's Views on Bordeaux 2009

Friday 14th May 2010
by Hew Blair

As the campaign gently unfolds we take a moment's pause to discuss pricing of those wines that have released, and consider what we can expect in the coming weeks.

Video: Mouton Rothschild talks Bordeaux 2009

Video: Mouton Rothschild talks Bordeaux 2009

Tuesday 11th May 2010
by Tom Jenkins

An interview with Herve Beland at Mouton Rothschild in which he discusses their 2009, the quality, the price and the comparisons with other vintages.....

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