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Bordeaux 2009 Is Thirsty Work

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/bordeaux-2009-is-thirsty-work/155

The first day of tastings in Bordeaux saw the JJBuckley wine staff dodging in and out of typical March rains as we made our first visits to wineries and negociants. We had a great opportunity to get familiar with our surroundings by spending some time in Pomerol and St. Emilion but also to begin to familiarize ourselves with the young 2009 vintage, the reason for our trip!

2009 Bordeaux – Tasting Notes

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/2009-bordeaux-–-tasting notes/176

2009 Bordeaux – Tasting Notes

2009 JJ Buckley Bordeaux Report

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/2009-jj-buckley-bordeaux-report/177

We visit Bordeaux every year in March to taste the new releases, or en primeur, but even before we booked our tickets we knew this trip would be different. For one, after years of flying under the radar, JJ Buckley was the talk of Bordeaux. Representatives of the trade from across the globe stopped to say hello. Wine journalists also sought out our opinions and observations.

Thuning Up The Palate - Bordeaux Day 2

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/thuning-up-the-palate-bordeaux-day-2/157

Here we are in Bordeaux once again! As I sit here with some (extremely rare) spare time, trying to recall what little French I can, it feels good to be back for my third go-round of en primeurs tastings. Especially so considering that there has already been a lot of talk about the 2009 vintage as compared to my previous two trips for the '07 and '08 vintages. These should prove to be an excellent reference point going into this highly touted (and frankly heavily hyped) vintage.

Wines of a Lifetime, Not Vintage of a Lifetime | '09 Bordeaux Futures Offer #1

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/wines-of-a-lifetime-not-vintage-of-a-lifetime-09-bordeaux-futures-offer-1-/174

We visit Bordeaux every year in March to taste the new vintages, but this year was different. After years of flying under the radar, JJ Buckley was the talk of Bordeaux. Nobody could understand why we had just flown in ten of our people to taste and evaluate the 2009 vintage out of barrel— a larger group than any other US wine merchant and more than most contingencies from anywhere in the world.

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