Wine reports

2011 Bordeaux Vintage Update

Published - 33 pages

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.


Published - 19 pages

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

Published - 29 pages

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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2012 Champagne Report

Published - 83 pages

The latest edition of JJ Buckley's Champagne Report contains new articles on the region's indigenous grape varieties and the trend towards drier Champagnes, as well as new winery profiles and updated tasting notes. Published December 2012.

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The Burgundy Report: 2009 & 2010 Vintages

Published - 99 pages

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.

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