Category Archives: En Primeur 2008

Neal Martin Revisits the Bordeaux 2008 Vintage – Pessac Leognan

Neal Martin‘s revised scores for the Pessac Leognan 2008s tasted blind at Southwold have now been published in The Wine Journal. To read his insights and scores in full click here. Martin points out that “the likes of Chateau Haut-Bailly, … Continue reading

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The 2008 Vintage Re-Evaluated by Robert Parker – and a List of Wines to Look Out For!

Robert Parker has published his scores for the 2008 vintage wines, having re-tasted them now that they are in bottle rather than in barrel 2 years ago. He has released his scores and tasting notes for the 2010 vintage at … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2008 – My Top Twenty Wines

Having returned back from Bordeaux and reflected on my week of tastings I am suitably impressed with the 2008 vintage overall. I think there are some very good wines to buy but I also think there are some to stay … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2008 – What a Catastrophe!

After a good week in Bordeaux its now back to the real nub of the issue surrounding the success or failure of the 2008 vintage – the price! The Chateaux Owners must be firstly congratulated on achieving a remarkable success … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2008 . . .My Last Day!

Friday was my last day in Bordeaux for the En Primeur tastings and an excellent day it turned out to be. After an early morning meeting with a negociant I travelled to Saint .Julien where I tasted Chateaux Leoville Las … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2008 – Day 4

This is the penultimate day and I spent it on the Right Bank . It has been a very tiring and a very long day but a very interesting one. I started at Château Cheval Blanc and tasted 3 wines: … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2008 En Primeur Day 3

A glorious day here – lots of sunshine and lots of travelling around – I think I need somebody from the Logistics Corps to help me! I started off at Château Dauzac where the Sauternes and Barsacs were shown. My … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2008 En Primeur – Day Two

Day Two of the campaign started off with a visit to the First Growth Château Mouton Rothschild where we were transported in little golf buggys to the tasting room. We were greeted by Herve Berland, the General Manager of Mouton … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2008 Tastings – My First Day and My First Thoughts

I can’t believe it’s been 12 months since I was last here back in Bordeaux. The weather is nice and warm and the numbers are definitely well down at the tastings compared to previous years. Today I tasted the Château … Continue reading

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Château Giscours Shows The Way

There is a rumour coming out of Bordeaux that Château Giscours is considering giving 1 bottle of the 2007 vintage away free for every case bought in an effort to kick start the stagnating wine market. For those of you … Continue reading

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