The tastings of 2010 Bordeaux are over (for me at least, I know many hardy souls are staying on, and some who prefer to taste away from the primeur circus are yet to even make a start). And the four days of tasting finished with a bang, with a stupendous first growth experience, as well as many other superb wines. Starting with the red wines we tasted principally from Margaux including Chateau Margaux itself of course, as well as Palmer, d’Issan and just about every other classed growth property in this commune you care to name (plus a few from outside this classification), but also Pauillac (we visited Latour) and Pessac-Léognan (we visited La Mission Haut-Brion, where we tasted the wines of both La Mission and Haut-Brion itself, and this naturally included the dry whites). Oh, and speaking of white wines, we tasted the Sauternes as well. All in all, there were some stunning wines today, in both colours. As for that stunning experience I’m afraid I will have to keep that under my hat until I put my full notes and reviews online. With this is mind, I will be gathering my thoughts over the weekend, with the intention of publishing my thoughts and notes next week.
It has been an enlightening week in many ways, not just learning about the wonderful, well-made wines from this vintage. One thing that seems clear is that more and more people are reading Winedoctor, in particular the Bordeaux profiles and vintage reviews. It is certainly good to hear this – after all, that is the purpose of the site! But although I have site statistics in place, monitoring Winedoctor’s many thousands of visits each day, it is still immensely heart-warming to hear so much positive feedback on the site for myself, from people who enjoy the profiles, find it a useful resource, or use the notes to make drinking or buying decisions. Personal feedback is very different from a page of numbers! Without a subscription requirement I have no way of knowing how many individuals actually use the site, and how frequently they return, so thanks to all who I have met over the last four days, and who have made such positive comments about Winedoctor – it is immensely appreciated.
Right, off now to get writing.