TAG ARCHIVES: Bordeaux2011

2011 Bordeaux – Lynch Bages and some others

By on 14/05/2012

Early releases include Lynch Bages, following on from the success last week for its Pauillac 'rival', Pontet Canet. At £750 per case this is cheaper than any other vintage on the market except the 2007, and while it's not perhaps the steal we have all hoped it might be, the strength of the brand here means this too must come recommended.

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2011 Bordeaux – Harvest Stories

By on 13/04/2012

Pierre Taïx of La Mauriane in Puisseguin Saint Emilion told us that after the rain at the end of August the vines started to grow again, and that this growth resulted in dry sap tannins in the grapes. Harvest had to be left for at least another ten days for the tannins to polymerize and the grapes re-concentrate.

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2011 Bordeaux – in the Cellar

By on 10/04/2012

Selection, Selection, Selection, seems to be the new mantra on Bordeaux in recent vintages, not only in terms of grapes before the fermentations, but also in terms of the wines that 'make the grade' into each of the different cuvées that the property produces.

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2011 Bordeaux – Too many to mention

By on 15/05/2012

2011 Bordeaux - Too many to mention It seems that Bordeaux have decided that it's simpler just to dump all the wines on the market and let everyone sort it out for themselves, so here we go - not much we can say about each one individually, there simply is not time.

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2011 Bordeaux – Montrose, Lagrange and their seconds

By on 15/05/2012

Montrose, Lagrange and their seconds This afternoon has see the release of Montrose (£780) and Lagrange (£300), and their second wines Fiefs de Lagrange (£155) and Dame de Montrose (£250). Montrose rated for me as one of the wines of the vintage. Lagrange I rated (a rare circumstance for the vintage) the same as I rated the 2010 en primeur (93/100).

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