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2010 Bordeaux: Return to Terroir

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/2010-bordeaux-return-to-terroir/20

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

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/jj-buckley-takes-on-2010-en-primeurs/207

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.

Bordeaux 2010: You've Got Questions, We'll Get Answers!

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/bordeaux-2010-youve-got-questions-well-get-answers!/206

Each year, our team of wine specialists spends a week in Bordeaux at En Primeurs, meeting with winemakers, Chateau owners and negociants on both banks. We taste literally hundreds of wines during the course of the week, make our tasting notes, and choose what we'll offer on futures that year.

Next Stop: Bordeaux

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/next-stop-bordeaux/205

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!)

Did Reignac Reign Superior?

https://www.jjbuckley.com/wine-knowledge/blog/did-reignac-reign-superior-/194

With the 2010 harvest just completed in Bordeaux, chateau and estate owners are back on the road introducing themselves to new clients/ markets and revisiting those who have supported their wines in the past.

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