2010 Bordeaux: Return to Terroir
Each year in January, the Union des Grand Crus, an association of 134 estates in Bordeaux, conducts a series of tastings across the United States designed to introduce the latest vintage to consumers and the trade alike.For us at JJ Buckley, the tastings provide a perfect opportunity to reassess these wines after assessing them as barrel samples one year earlier.
JJ Buckley Takes On 2010 En Primeurs
With the entire JJ Buckley team finally assembled in Bordeaux, we’ve begun our first forays into discerning the potential of the 2010 harvest. We came to Bordeaux to make our own assessments, but without blindfolds and earplugs… it’s hard to look at the new vintage without being affected by early coverage from the front.
Next Stop: Bordeaux
I'm writing this from the tiny town of Vougeot in Burgundy, France where my team and I have been visiting top domaines and tasting all week. At the same time, another JJ Buckley team has arrived into Bordeaux and is heading to dinner at Chateau Lagrange - I know it sounds 'rough', but I promise you, it really is a lot of hard work (and a long time to be gone from your wife and kids!)