TAG ARCHIVES: Bordeaux2011

2011 Bordeaux – l’Église Clinet

By on 24/05/2012

Late release of the day is Denis Durantou's flagship, l'Église Clinet at £575 per case of six bottles. At last someone who has listened to the market: this is offered at a price lower than any comparable vintage (2006 and 2008 are around £1400, 2009 and 2010 are over £3500). A 2011 primeur worth buying.

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Bordeaux 2011 – The Weather Report

By on 12/04/2012

For once I think it really helps an understanding of the weather to understand the variation and style of the wines of Bordeaux in 2011 - although nothing is ever completely deterministic and odd surprises still exist. The story of the the 2011 harvest began with the dry Indian summer of 2010, which stayed fine long after this fine harvest was in the cellars.

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2011 Bordeaux – Branaire Ducru

By on 23/05/2012

Branaire Ducru looks fair value at £335 and joins the list of wines recommended in the 2011 vintage. Jean-Dominique Videau is rightly proud of this wine, and it was one of very few properties prepared to show us their 2009 and 2010 alongside the 2011.

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Bordeaux 2011 – The Intro

By on 10/04/2012

2011 Bordeaux en primeur Dense and concentrated with flashes of brilliance In 2009 and 2010 it was difficult not to make great wine. In 2011 it was less straightforward. Location mattered, both in terms of the localised weather events, especially hail, but also in terms of the ground the vines were growing in.

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Bordeaux 2011 – d’Aiguilhe

By on 10/05/2012

Out this afternoon is Château d'Aiguilhe, Stephan von Neipperg's entry level wine (a Castillon from the same stable as Canon la Gaffeliere). This is down 19% on the 2010 in € terms, so a good effort in this lower price range.

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