Grapevine Archive for September, 2009

Wed 23 Sep 2009

2009 Bordeaux Harvest

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I’m keeping my opinions to myself for the time being about how the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux is going to shape up, but according to my Bordelais sources, “…the buzz has it that 2009 is going to be a spectacular year … True or not true?  The climate will still decide in the couple of weeks to come for the reds, as it did in 2008 to create one of Bordeaux’s winegrowing miracles.

Categories : Bordeaux, En Primeur
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Wed 23 Sep 2009

Vanya Cullen’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

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We’ve just shipped Vanya Cullen’s 2007 cabernet sauvignon (to sell in 2010). We were so impressed with the quality of this Margaret River vintage, I asked her to write a sentence with her impressions. She is a winemaker not a marketer so believe every word:

“The 2007 vintage of Diana Madeline is one of the best we have made. It is one of my favourites because it expresses the warmth of the vintage and health of the vines, through a drinkability and friendly “drink me” quality not normally associated with Cabernet dominant wines. Beautiful ripe fruit and tannins, a succulent juicy wine with great ageing potential.”

Categories : Australia
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Inside a vat of 2009 Cotes du Rhone at Mas du Libian

Categories : Miscellaneous, Rhône
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