2010 Bordeaux En-Primeur
ROBERT PARKER ON BORDEAUX 2010
It is almost painful to tell the story of another great vintage in Bordeaux. The fact that 2010 follows the superb 2009 vintage is remarkable as well. And of course, there is the potential for serious wine consumers who love Bordeaux to once again be bludgeoned with skyrocketing prices that are likely to exceed those that were asked for 2009. Yet the world continues to change, and it is an inescapable truth that 2010 has produced another year of compelling Bordeaux that will go down as a prodigious vintage alongside 2009. Take your pick – this news is either tragic or mythical, but I have tasted enough wines from 2005, 2009 and 2010 to realize that these may be the three greatest Bordeaux vintages I have tasted in my career.
AND JANCIS ROBINSON
Both 2009 and 2010 have massive, record-breaking amounts of alcohol (thanks to the high sugar levels in the grapes), tannins and colour. The big difference between the vintages is in the acid levels. Thanks to the cool nights and generally lower temperatures, 2010s have much higher levels of acidity and, in some cases, the tannins taste much drier. This makes the 2010 vintage much more structured, and arguably more refreshing.
Early signs of the 2010 Bordeaux vintage are trickling through, as are the offers. with an overwhelming opinion that 2010 is shaping up to be a vintage that will sit alongside 2005 & 2009 as great vintages of the ‘noughties’ .Over the coming months I will be putting together a selection of Bordeaux with a focus on those wines that represent terrific value for money, in a large majority of the cases selling for less than $100 per bottle.
I encourage anyone with an interest in a specific wine to send us their wish list and I will do my best to source your wines for you.
Cheers, Randall (0408 432 456)
WHY BUY EN-PRIMEUR?
The wines are purchased prior to release. Buying the wine this way enables the purchaser to not only secure wines that are in limited supply but also to take advantage of potential significant savings. As in the case with any great vintage in Bordeaux, we believe the prices for 2010 will increase substantially when they are bottled and released from the chateau. As the wines remain in the chateau until bottling and are shipped in refrigerated containers you can be assured of the provenance of the wines.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Orders are subject to confirmation of stock being available via emailed proforma invoice usually within 48 hours.
2. Payment of 50% will be processed upon confirmation of order, the balance payable on Nov 1 2011.
3. All orders are exclusive of freight and insurance, being payable upon delivery in 2013. So if you can pick them up it will save you money!
4. Prices are based on current tax and exchange rates. Any fluctuations in these may result in some additional costs on arrival.
5. All wines are offered in 3, 6 or 12 bottle lots.
6. We offer a further discounted price on full case purchases (full unbroken cases). Full case prices will be included in brackets.
7.Additionally, for purchasers of full-case lots (that is 12x750ml bottles of a single wine) may elect to have their wine bottled in alternate formats, such as magnums, double magnums, half-bottles etc., for a small additional charge.
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