Tasted Tuesday, July 6, 2010 by Khamen with 1,122 views
A chance to get to grips with the vintage dubbed "the greatest of all time" (again). Nearly 40 producers were on hand to pour both their2009 barrel samples and the 2006 as a comparison.
Dinner at The Square after the tasting - anything but Bordeaux!
Overall the 2009s laid down a huge footprint. As promised, tannins, acidity, concentration and, above all, alcohols were off the chart. Generally the producers believe the 2009 to be approachable fairly early (in 6-7 years) but to last for decades. They are generally enthusiastic towards the 2009 vintage (as you would expect), but more than one was heard to appreciate recognition of the balance and elegance of the under-rated 2006s with genuine relief. One point of note is how well the majority of the 2006s are drinking now. No doubt they will soon be sound asleep but right now they're zippy, elegant, balanced and full of life. A great tasting.