Archive for the ‘Bordeaux 2009 from bottle’ Category

Moscow tasting of Bordeaux 2009 – and thoughts on Moscow (with video!)

Bordeaux 2009 revisited, in Moscow Go directly to the tasting notesĀ (tasted on Friday, 1 June 2012) You have to love Moscow, a great city of some 15 million people, many coming from the outstretched nine time zones of the former Soviet Union. Uzbekis, Tadjikis, Georgians, Ukrainians. All coming to try to make it big in […]

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Buying cru bourgeois in 2009… and a surprise showing from English sparkling wine (video)

Before I get ready to visit Burgundy in a couple of weeks, I would like to share some tasting notes on Bordeaux 2009 from bottle. Late last year. I participated in two Decanter Magazine blind tastings of Cru Bourgeois and Pomerol. More recently, I got 12 bottles of various Cru Bourgeois wines – from the […]

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Bordeaux 2009 from bottle

After tasting a series of Pomerol 2009s from bottle and scores of Cru Bourgeois 2009s at Decanter Magazine tastings, I finally tried some 2009s from bottle at an official UGCB tasting in Germany in early March 2012. The thing is that picking a bit earlier, not having too much extraction and maintaining freshness seemed to […]


Bordeaux 2009 from bottle: TNs from guest taster Faryan Amir-Ghassemi

It is that time of year. The Bordelais tour the world to have their latest vintage in bottle tasted by wine buyers and hacks like yourself. As a contributor to Decanter, I was able to taste blind scores of cru bourgeois and scores from the Pomerol appellation. Overall, the vintage has proved its promise from […]