Tuesday, March 16, 2010

1st official tasting for 2009 in Bordeaux

The Cercle Rive Droite organized the 2009 tasting of its members at Café Maritime.
I tasted some of the wines from the large group, many property owners, many brokers, a few wholesalers, the room was full.

Good atmosphere, many good, very good wines.
A few misses with wines too hard, too extracted, some even vegetal.

I particularly liked Barde Haut, Clos L’Eglise, Fleur Cardinale, Clos des Jacobins, La Rose Perrière, Moulin Haut Laroque, and found the wines of Fronsac quite well made. Hurrah for great vintages who showcase well wines from this appellation : Faugères pure softness, La Fleur de Bouard again at the top, Le Moulin, Lamarzelle, La Clotte, formidable, Fleur de Gay also, Rol Valentin and his “special” cuvée from Laussac, Fougas Malodoror, Côte Montpezat original, Carlmagnus, Dauphine, Fontenil, La Vieille Cure of course, Fayat in Pomerol (formerly known as Commanderie de Mazeyres), Bellefont Belcier, Boutisse, Fleur d’Arthus, Pressac, Quinault L’Enclos, Faizeau délicieux, Guibot la Fourvieille and Lussac. I only tasted part of the wines presented, and will have the opportunity to taste them again soon at the end of March.

Wednesday will be the turn for UGC wines and there, some heavy hitters !

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