Thursday, 19 May 2011
By Matthew Hemming, Fine Wine Manager
Last week we hosted our annual Bordeaux en primeur tasting, welcoming 100 customers to our cellars beneath central Bristol. We tasted samples of about 60 different wines, ranging from Petit Chateaux right up to the lofty heights of Domaine de Chevalier, Angelus and Rauzan Segla. For me, it was great to be able to re-visit the wines for the first time since early April. The formiddable tannin of the vintage was certainly in evidence but the fruit concentration is such that they were surprisingly fun to taste.