I regularly wrote about this subject on my blog, but I want to bring it up again for 2 or 3 reasons.
First: The tasting which took place at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris on Friday, December 5 and Saturday 5, 2009 attracted a lot of people and despite the presence of Champagne, Burgundies, Italians, etc… Bordeaux stands were very busy, and especially ours. We poured our Bordeaux (and Roussillon) to more than 400/500 people. Many amateurs attending were young, lots of students, women, lots of Asians… Actually nothing which looked like a product considered has-been.
Second: like for 2005, 2009 will be the center of the wine world, the interest for Bordeaux is and will be, I have no doubt about it, culminating with our next futures campaign.
Third: a blind tasting organized in Paris where Petrus 1998 arrived on top and Valandraud not far behind, proves that tradition and modern in Bordeaux can be noticed, even blind, in these top vintages which makes the difference between Bordeaux and the rest of the wine world.
The real reason for this title and subject is to answer Erika’s question for an article to be published in a magazine which will irritate its competition.
Also, I received an order of 6000 bottles of Virginie de Valandraud 2006 for a hotel chain, which shows that even our wine are not considered “has-been”.