2012 BORDEAUX PREVIEW REPORT
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.
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.
2012 Burgundy Report
Every two years, Burgundy’s wineries get together and pour their latest releases. This special event brings the world’s wine industry to the region to sample wines from Chablis to the Macon with frequent stops along the famed Cote d’Or. With the acclaimed 2012’s as a focus of the week’s tastings, JJ Buckley sent Burgundy specialist Jeff Loo to get a feel for the vintage and report on his favorite wines.
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.