Posts Tagged ‘2009 vintage report’

Jancis Robinson recommends Bordeaux Gold for 2009 Sauternes

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

A big thank you to Jancis Robinson for generously mentioning this blog today in her Purple Pages under the headline of ‘Bordeaux 2009 – reflections’. The full article can be viewed at (subscription required but thoroughly recommended) – here is the important bit!

“There are some truly stupendous wines, notably but not exclusively among the acknowledged first growths. In Sauternes this extraordinary quality is mainly the result of the exceptional natural conditions of the 2009 growing season, the details of which are so exhaustively chronicled in the Blatch report on this site (see also Bill Blatch’s new Sauternes-specific site”

2009 Sauternes – the real deal?

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

This video is a summary of my latest thoughts about 2009 Sauternes wine having spent 3 days tasting samples from barrel at the end of February.

View this and read my 2009 Sauternes Vintage Report to get the full picture on what promises to be a truly exceptional vintage for Sauternes and Barsac wine.    Bill Blatch

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