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Why is 2005 Bordeaux such a big deal?

by Chuck Hayward

The 2005 vintage is already getting a lot of hype. Many are comparing it to the 1982 and 2000 vintages. Critic Robert Parker will formally review the vintage in the April 2005 edition of The Wine Advocate, but he has already posted his initial impressions online:

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What is this all about?

by Chuck Hayward

The official term is “En Primeur” – buying wines at initial offering price well before it is actually bottled.

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We're going to Bordeaux to taste the 2005's!

by Chuck Hayward

From April 2 through the 6th, Shaun Bishop, WineCommune's lead wine buyer will be in Bordeaux tasting the 2005's at chateaus, négociant offices and the UGC (Union des Grands Crus) tasting.

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