2010 Bordeaux Update: Return To Terroir
JJ Buckley's initial 2010 Bordeaux report focused on the vintage tasted from barrel in April of 2010. Now in bottle, this update showcases tasting notes of some of the finished '10s presented at the Union des Grands Crus tasting in San Francisco in January of 2013. Also included are comments on the current market as well as vintage assessments. Published February 2013.
2009 Bordeaux Report - Update
JJ Buckley's first published wine report focused on the 2009 Bordeaux vintage tasted from barrel in April of 2010. Now in bottle, this update showcases tasting notes of some of the finished '09s presented at the Union des Grands Crus tasting in Los Angeles in January of 2012. Also included are observations on the current market as well as vintage commentary.
2011 Bordeaux Vintage Update
Each January, the Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux, the region's trade organization, conducts a nationwide tour promoting the most recent vintage. JJ Buckley is on the scene in Los Angeles to taste the newly released wines. This report has the staff's top ten selections, tasting notes for all the wines and articles on the current market, the quality of the vintage and more.
2013 Bordeaux Report
This spring, JJ Buckley took its customary trip across the Atlantic to attend the annual en primeur tastings in Bordeaux. With the many difficulties thrown to winemakers because of the poor weather conditions in 2013, tasting the latest wines was even more important this year. What we found were more success stories than we expected and many story lines that make for interesting reading. Our annual report includes JJ Buckley’s top 15 picks for the vintage, over 200 tasting notes and articles that p give guidance and context to the vintage. Published June 2014.