Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vinexpo? No, Burgundy!

Time to take a break. Last week was extremely busy with Bordeaux 2010 primeurs being released. They all came at the same time, very convenient (just to be sure that there's no misunderstanding: I'm not serious: to process all these wines was quite a job). But things are rolling now and that's good.

I've been micro-blogging all the time so readers who follow me on Twitter have seen the releases flooding in, but I will repeat the major ones here (reds and Sauternes only, prices are compared to the 2009 vintage).

Tuesday 14 June
- Léoville-Barton @ ± € 100 (+15,2). Still relatively good value.
- Smith-Haut-Lafitte @ ± € 107 (+24,2%). Good but expensive.
- Gloria @ ± € 40 (+15%). Recommended!
- Climens @ ± € 100 (0%). Not tasted, but will be great.
- Lagrange @ ± € 56 (+6,5%). Quite modest price rise.
- Grand-Puy-Lacoste @ ± € 81 (+20%). Superb!
- Canon-la-Gaffelière @ ± € 83 (0%). Good wine, good price.
- Clos Fourtet @ ± € 100 (+20%). Liked this one also.

Wednesday 15 June
- Beau-Séjour Bécot @ ± € 68 (+11,1%). Fair deal, good wine.
- Lynch Bages @ ± € 139 (+38,9%). Copying Pontet-Canet, selling.
- Branaire-Ducru @ ± € 68 (+11,1%). Quite good deal.
- Larcis-Ducasse @ ± € 70 (+38,3%). Very good, wanted, selling.
- d'Issan @ ± € 68 (+21,2%). Missed this one, apparently great.
- Montrose @ ± € 182 (+22,2%). Sold fast. Not my favourite this year.
- Canon @ ± € 125 (0%). Liked Canon a lot, very pleasant.
- Pichon-Baron @ ± € 182 (+46,7%). This price! Parker 97-99+ effect.
- Clos du Marquis @ ± € 51 (+7,1%). Good wine, good deal!
- Petit Village @ ± € 63 (+23,6%). Liked it, but serious price.
- Brane-Cantenac @ ± € 76 (+25%). Like the wine, not the price...
- Montrose second tranche after 5 hours! ± € 200...
- Pape Clément @ ± € 132 (+2,6%). Not my wine, but like the 2,6%.

Thursday 16 June
- Haut-Bailly @ ± € 124 (+15,9%). Star wine, selling!
- Saint-Pierre @ ± € 72 (+13,2%). Quite interesting deal.
- Pichon Lalande @ ± € 191 (+9,5%). Ending up closer to the Baron.
- Pavie Macquin @ ± € 109 (+59,2%). Great wine, big price but wanted.
- Lascombes @ ± € 100 (+20%). Wow, Lascombes at € 100...
- Nénin @ ± € 59 (+9,4%). Preferred the 2009.
- Rauzan-Ségla @ ± € 117 (+40%). Surprising price hike.
- Haut-Bailly second tranche after 7 hours! ± € 145.

Next week it's Vinexpo and I'm glad I'm not going there, but instead to Burgundy! We'll be visiting some very interesting domains, and some lovely restaurants too of course. More about that later, if I find the time...

If you're interested in acquiring some Bordeaux 2010s you find our offers online: www.bordeaux-2010.nl. It's an expensive year, but there are definitely some very good value wines to be found.

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