10 reports

2011 Bordeaux Futures Special Report


JJ Buckley did it again this year for En Primeurs in Bordeaux. We sent 14 of our wine specialists and wine buyers to see firsthand what this vintage is all about. The week was whirlwind which resulted in hundreds of tasting notes, in-depth interviews with owners and wine makers of the most prestigious Chateaus, and a deep understanding of the vintage. Download our comprehensive report for a first look into what to expect from the wines of 2011.

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.

2011 Champagne Report


JJ Buckley's Champagne Report is out in time for bubbly season... and beyond! The 2011 edition expands on last year's report with new articles, more wine reviews, overviews of additional domaines and the occasional point of opposition.



Each year, JJ Buckley's Wine Specialists travel to Bordeaux to taste the most recent vintage during en primeur week. Visits to wineries and negociants, along with educational seminars on viticulture and winemaking provide us with a firsthand look at the new crop of wines, expanding our understanding of the vintage. This report preview presents our top 15 wines from the 2012 vintage, as well as regional favorites and informative article. Stay tuned for our more comprehensive report – complete with tasting notes – due out in July.

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.

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