2010 Bordeaux – so much for being able to talk about it…

by Charles Lea

There have been so many new releases from Bordeaux that it has been completely impossible to keep up with them, and no chance to do justice to them. What a pity wines with a story like Pedesclaux, Marquis d’Alesme and Marquis de Terme could not have given us a chance to shine a light on them. Also out is Tour Carnet, at a level which seems reasonable amongst its peers, and Réserve de la Comtesse from the returning to form Pichon Lalande.

As it is after ten more releases yesterday and about twenty this morning, we also have Talbot – which I thought was showing the (positive) influence of consultant Stéphane Dérenencourt whose second vintage in charge this is, and is probably the best Talbot I have tatsed en primeur. Langoa Barton, which goes from strength to strength and is one of the great Saint Juliens in a slightly more approachable style than its very grand brother Léoville Barton. And we also have the release of Jonathan Maltus’ Le Dome and other single vineyards wines and finally, (which feels like the last straw!) Léoville Poyferré, which will be offered first to last year’s buyers but get you orders in. Please also refer to the recent releases page which we try to keep as up to date as possible.