2010 Bordeaux – the week of the big guns – Margaux, Cos d’Estournel, l’脡vangile kick it off

by Charles Lea

With Vinexpo over, this look like it will be the week of the big guns. This morning we have had the first tranche of Ch芒teau Margaux, and at the end of Friday (by which time I, and most of the n茅gociants in Bordeaux, had left the office), we had the release of l’脡vangile. It is unlikely we will be able to open these up to new buyers, but not impossible, so get your orders in now.聽 Much the same applies to the limited volumes of Pavillon Rouge, Pavillon Blanc聽and Clerc Milon which have also been released this morning

One we can offer on general release is聽2010 Cos d’Estournel, a wine I preferred to the 2009, at a slightly reduced price. This is still not exactly cheap, (but what did we expect?) and it is a fantastic wine. Buy as a treat if you want a First Growth to drink in this great vintage but don’t want to pay 拢8k+ a case.

I cannot tell you much about Cos Blanc (I’ve never been offered it to taste, – but Ch芒teau Cos d’Estournel Blanc can be yours (subject to stock)聽at 拢265 for a case of six bottles.