denis dubourdieu bordeaux 2011 vintage report

Denis Dubourdieu is a professor at the University of Bordeaux and a top oenologist. He is also a consultant, scientist, owner and wine maker of Doisy Daene and Clos Floridene. He is very well positioned to comment on the quality of  the 2011 Bordeaux vintage, or at least on the prevailing climatic conditions that largely dictate what the individual winemakers at the various Chateaux can work with.

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robert parker 2009 in bottle scores

They were expected to be high, but the 2009 scores released on March 1 by Robert Parker have exceeded the highest expectations.

"Not a myth but mythical" is Parker's subtitle for his Bordeaux 2009 review. Indeed. He goes on to say "In short, 2009 is the greatest vintage I have tasted in Bordeaux since 1982". He backs this up by awarding no less than 18 Bordeaux reds, and 1 white, the perfect score of 100 points.

bordeaux bashing, justified or sensationalistic?

There has been an avalanche of reports in the media lately, social media included, about falling demand for Bordeaux wine. Often suggesting that China has fallen out of love with Bordeaux, that it would now be all about Burgundy and that Bordeaux wine prices have but one way to go: South.

It seems to be fashionable these days to engage in a bit of “Bordeaux Bashing”. “Bordeaux would be out of fashion. Grossly overpriced. The bubble has burst. Nobody wants overpriced Bordeaux. Burgundy, even Rhone and Italy is what people want. Sell sell sell”.

why bordeaux fine wine prices are falling

There’s always loads of noise and comments on blogs, websites and Twitter when Fine Wine prices are going up, often amounting to plugging one’s own business. As of the last month or 2 though, I have not seen many comments on the current state of affairs in the fine wine market, whilst there’s more need for that than ever. So we thought to have a stab at explaining the market and provide readers with some transparant, meaningful information.

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