2011 Bordeaux en primeur tasting

Tasted Friday, April 27, 2012 by il_diavolo with 304 views


Third year of en primeur at the sampler. As the line-up is quite consistent starting to get some comparators year on year. Like 2010, rauzan segla shaded it as best on the night - though its opulence lends it that way. Lilian ladouys again seems a great QPR with perhaps poujeax as well. Sociando mallet and clerc milon i would own to age as i think they have upside and are interesting.

Flight 1 - Reds (15 Notes)

Flight 2 - Whites (2 Notes)

I only tasted two whites but both suggested to me that the top whites will be very good indeed.


How to sum it up? Well we always start off ready to 2 finger the bordelais and then realise that actually we quite like how the wine tastes....however giving money away for 2 years when its a near certainty they will be same or cheaper later on, is perhaps too much even for this sucker. But i certainly found wines that appealed as classic drinking once aged.