Category: Bordeaux 2010

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2010 Bordeaux – Ten Years On

March 6th 2020

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When the 2010 Bordeaux vintage was released it arguably received more acclaim than any other release this century. Markets were buoyant, journalistic influence, most notably that of Robert Parker, was at its apogee and talk was of a vintage of the century, with quality surpassing the extraordinary 2005 vintage. In my vintage report at the time I commented that “if 2009 was a vintage of opulence and accessibility, the 2010s are all about power, intensity and structure, which will most definitely reward patience.”

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Bruno Borie’s First Dozen Vintages

September 20th 2016

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Ch Ducru Beaucaillou has always had a special place in my affections. When I was sent to Bordeaux as a callow youth, it was Ronald Barton and Jean-Eugene Borie who were not only incredibly kind to me, but can also be blamed for me joining the wine trade. I was delighted to be invited to the fantastic tasting that Bruno organised for the UK’s leading wine merchants and top Bordeaux Negociants. The tasting of 12 vintages (2003-2014) since he took over from his brother Francois Xavier was not to be missed. The great vintages were simply wonderful with 2010 just…

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