The sailing was fun, now sitting on Isle of Wight with laptop, (where the tide is high, the sun is shining but the forecast is disappointing). Here, as promised in my main blog piece about value, is the list of our recommendations from the right bank and Graves.
As I said at the outset of this campaign, I like the outlying, higher appellations on the right bank in this vintage, especially Castillon, but including Pierre Taix’s La Mauriane from Puisseguin. These wines are fully ripe without having turned the ‘damson vodka’ corner, and retain an admirable freshness.
That said, it is often a question of style and intent, and there are lots of examples of excellent wines across these two regions, which offer real value compared to some of the better-known names.
It is possible to review your order so far by logging on to the website using the email address to which this mail is addressed, and going to the ‘my past orders’ tab. We will be invoicing all the 2010 Primeurs order early next week and the offer will officially close then. Don’t worry if your orders since my last mail have not been confirmed, they are all in hand.