The Burgundy Report: 2009 & 2010 Vintages
JJ Buckley's inaugural Burgundy report is out! We sent Wine Educator Chuck Hayward and Burgundy Buyer Christopher Massie to conduct a deep dive of the region, including visits and tastings with winemakers and negociants, as well as sampling the local dining scene. The result: an expansive overview of Burgundy past and present, an analysis of recent vintages, and our predictions for the future. Download our first comprehensive report on the region for detailed winery profiles and tasting notes, the latest dining recommendations, and more. Now available online.
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.
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.