2017 Recap of value and pricing

Thoreau said "the price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it". Well prices for 2017 seem to be about equal to 'good' vintages that have already matured in bottle and are closer to the exciting time when they are 'ready to drink' and you can pull the cork such as 2006 … Continue reading 2017 Recap of value and pricing

No short-cuts: pruning by hand just about over in the Vineyards of Bordeaux

The monumental task of pruning the vines, come rain, storm, wind or shine, is coming to an end in the vineyards of Bordeaux. Whatever the appellation (and Bordeaux now has 60), the 117,000 hectares of vineyards have just about finished being pruned.Neat vine with one arm and eight potential buds AFTER Pruning The vine, BEFORE pruning (and … Continue reading No short-cuts: pruning by hand just about over in the Vineyards of Bordeaux

Right bank first to present the new vintage of 2009

Alcohol and sugar the main problems for 2009 The "Cercle de Rive Droite" (40 properties from St Emilion Grand cru to Bordeaux Superieur) presented their wines to the trade and press at the beginning of March in the French Ambassador's residence in Kensington, London. The wines were well received with attractive perfume, good concentrated fruit … Continue reading Right bank first to present the new vintage of 2009