2015 Bordeaux Futures; Getting to Know you

As the futures week approaches in Bordeaux (always the first week April whenever the harvest happens), I take a look at what my hunches are regarding this new vintage. At the end of much tasting we will have a clearer idea. Realistically tasting this baby wine so early even after all the tasting that will … Continue reading 2015 Bordeaux Futures; Getting to Know you

Long Hot Summer pronounces early good vintage for 2015 Bordeaux

Grapes are changing colour after six weeks of températures in the 30°s (with just the occasional light rain showers). Berries are small with little juice. The dry conditions are starting to stress the Young vines. The harvest will start around 25th September this year. Fingers crossed for a good vintage. Normally vintages with a five are … Continue reading Long Hot Summer pronounces early good vintage for 2015 Bordeaux

Primeurs 2014 Bordeaux comes to a close as 2015 gets going

With so far the flowering of 2015 Bordeaux taking place Under ideal conditions, the new vintage pronounces very well as the 2014 vintage primeur campaign comes to an end. Prices were up an 8% on average which with the weak euro made for some attractive offers in my opinion. But apparently the market expected more, … Continue reading Primeurs 2014 Bordeaux comes to a close as 2015 gets going