Off to Bordeaux …

After a month in Prague where I did a TEFL certification course and tasted little wine – more often one-euro bottles of Pilsner Urquell – I will be heading to Bordeaux to re-taste some 2009s and work on a couple of articles on blogging and wine and on the Boissenot father-and-son winemaking team. Will also do a profile of Philippe Dhalluin, who directs winemaking at Mouton Rothschild (and Opus One and Almaviva, among others).
I know, I know, most of the 09s are overpriced, but like a moth to a flame, or perhaps more like a bear to honey ;-), I am drawn to Bordeaux. In spite of silly pricing from many estates, it is always interesting to get there during harvest – or just before – to see how the vines are and to talk to people there. And the 09s are very good. So it will be interesting as well to see how they are doing now, almost six months after the en primeur barrel tastings.
Notes coming, with some updates on the 2010 vine conditions.

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