Archive for February, 2010

2009 Sauternes Report – February 2010

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A day in Barsac checking up on the 2009 Sauternes vintage and we visited a range of properties from unclassified wines to first and second growths to get an across-the-board view.

Took in Château Climens, Château Coutet, Château Doisy-Vedrines, Château La Clotte-Cazalis and Château Liot.  We loved visiting the tiny Domaine de l’Alliance which has a wonderful story behind it and is producing some great wines from vineyards in Fargue. We’ll tell you more about them another time.

Finished the day at my favourite restaurant in Langon, Claude Darroze with a bottle of Château Nairac 1976… which went surprisingly well with the wild boar. Watch the video to discover how the vintage is shaping up, then leave us a comment or question below.

2009 Sauternes Vintage Report

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Bill Blatch's 2009 Sauternes Report

We’re looking forward to the coming release of the 2009 Sauternes and Barsac vintage.

Weather conditions suggest it could be the best this century, so it’s definitely one to watch.  Of course, we want to make sure you’re well informed when it comes to deciding which wines to buy – whether you’re interested in buying Sauternes for wine investment or drinking (or like many of us, a bit of both).

Start by getting your copy of my Sauternes Vintage Report by entering your details over on the top right now. We’ll keep you posted on the 2009 wines as we taste them and as they are released En Primeur.

The international wine trade will be descending on Bordeaux in April for the first tasting of this vintage, and I’ll be tasting alongside them….  I’ll  keep you posted.  Bill Blatch