2007 Bordeaux Vintage Roundup

Overall Evaluation of the 2007 Wines: Those that could afford to do the work in the vineyard and severly select in the cellars produced fruity soft medium-bodied wines for earlyish drinking. Wines predominantly made from Cabernet Sauvignon were the winners this year over Merlot. The overall winners this year were the dry white wines and … Continue reading 2007 Bordeaux Vintage Roundup

2007 Bordeaux En Primeur: Vintage Update

Best red wines for me of the 2007 Vintage were Cabernet Sauvignon based wines in the Medoc. The sunny Autumn ripened the late maturing Cabernet Sauvignon well providing wines with smooth tannins and blackcurrant flavours. The wines were fresh with high levels of acidity and had fresh fruit flavours - light to medium bodied wines … Continue reading 2007 Bordeaux En Primeur: Vintage Update

Prieure Lichine lures right bank star winemaker to Margaux

Spoke to Justin Onclin Director of fourth growth Chateau Prieure Lichine in Margaux about his decision to employ winemaker Stephane Derenencourt as consultant at the Margaux property. 'We like his style of making wines and are looking for the purity of fruit and the smoothness of the tannins that are his hallmarks.' The 2007 is … Continue reading Prieure Lichine lures right bank star winemaker to Margaux

Bordeaux weather in the future will favour the Cabernet Sauvignon rather than Merlot

Philip Blanc, General Manager at Beychevelle  4th Growth St Julien Today the fruit produced in Bordeaux is different to say ten or so years ago. Winemaking has not changed that much recently but the fruit that is harvested is much riper today with both good levels of sugar and tannin ripeness (polyphenols). This is due … Continue reading Bordeaux weather in the future will favour the Cabernet Sauvignon rather than Merlot