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2009 JJ Buckley Bordeaux Report

by Chuck Hayward

We visit Bordeaux every year in March to taste the new releases, or en primeur, but even before we booked our tickets we knew this trip would be different. For one, after years of flying under the radar, JJ Buckley was the talk of Bordeaux. Representatives of the trade from across the globe stopped to say hello. Wine journalists also sought out our opinions and observations.

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Boys, beer and bright ideas: Epic Day Part One

by Chuck Hayward

I'm supposed to be writing about our dinner at Chateau Talbot, and I'll be providing all of the juicy details on that later. But I would be remiss if I didn't set the scene for one of my most epic days in Bordeaux.

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The Things We Do For Wine - Bordeaux Day 5

by Chuck Hayward

Today marked Team JJBuckley's first official UGC tasting of the trip. Up until now, we've spent our time in private Chateau and negociant tastings and this would be our first foray into a traditional trade show, tasting shoulder to shoulder alongside our peers from around the world who had arrived at Chateau Batailley eager to get first impressions of Pauillac, St. Estephe and St. Julien wines from the '09 vintage.

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April 4 - UGC Tasting

by Chuck Hayward

UGC tasting of Margaux, Pauillac, and St. Estephe where we tasted 35+ wines. Private tastings at Pichon Longueville, Pichon Lalande, Ducru Beaucaillou, Branaire Ducru, and Leoville Las Cases (including second labels and associated properties as well as back vintages).

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