bordeaux: understanding second wines

Bordeaux, not unlike other Old World wine regions, is often perceived as a conservative place. However, what remains the world’s foremost wine region is in fact in constant change. The 2010 campaign confirmed the re-structuring of production in Bordeaux among the First Growths and their peers. 

is there anybody out there?

I find it slightly bizarre that the whole wine trade is occupied with Bordeaux En Primeur during nearly 3 months. The tastings were done in April and the last of the reviews (Parker) were released at the end of April. Yet, a month and a half later, we’re all still waiting for the campaign to get serious. Frustration in the trade mounts and customer interest is waning.

bordeaux 2010 offers fantastic value for money

The quality of Bordeaux 2010, across the region, is very high.  A raft of lesser known Cru Bourgeois and Petit Chateaux have produced beautiful wines, at accessible prices. Wines that have something to say about the place in which they are grown. As money chases the big guns, such chateaux have been widely hailed as offering some of the best value to be found in the fine wine market.