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2007 Pape-Clement: Concentration and power for the whites and the reds

 With the right terroir and attention to the vines 2007 has the potential to produce big concentrated wines with freshness too. The opposite of what the image of the vintage has for the reds 2007 Pape-Clement, Pessac-Leognan Interviewed Patrice Hateau, Technical Director of Chateau Pape Clement. Very worried en August and thought it was going … Continue reading

2007 Haut Brion: Whites win hands down but finesse with more Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds

2007 Haut Brion, First Growth, Pessac Leognan Haut Brion is one on its own. It is the only red first growth outside the Medoc and is located just on the outskirts on Bordeaux. It is always the first to be harvested due to its hot micro-climate and very gravelly soils. It is one of the … Continue reading

2007 a year for the whites

Graves 2007 a year for the dry whites and a lot of work in the vineyards Dominique Hervlan, President of the Syndicate of Graves explained that white wines were uniformly successful if not lacking a little volume. For the reds as long as a lot of work was done in the vineyard this year (spraying, … Continue reading

2007 Bordeaux en primeur: thoughts before the tasting starts

2007 Bordeaux Reds Due to the abundance of water during the growing season the vine did not experience the usual summer shut-down of the vegetative cycle during the summer of 2007. This meant that the vine continued to produce vegetation instead of pumping all of its sugars into the grapes themselves. It was only on … Continue reading

The En Primeur Parade

The en primeur tastings of the 2007 vintage are starting in Bordeaux. Every year the world’s wine buyers and press come to Bordeaux early April to slate or exalt the region’s latest offerings. There is no in-between view. Depending on the weather during harvest, minds have already been conditioned one way or another. The wet … Continue reading

2007 Sauternes: Tasting Nectar straight from the barrel

2007 Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Premier Cru Classe Pale gold with peaches and apricots, vanilla notes , honey and light butterscotch, citrus and honeysuckle. Complexity of flavours  with wonderful freshness and purity of fruit flavor. Beautiful balance. Restrained and elegant with a very long finish. It is a shame that sweet wines do not have more … Continue reading