Thursday, 9 April 2009

Bordeaux 2008 - "Asterix & Obelix" in the land of the Gauls

There has been a lot of speculation about the 2008 vintage, with some reports suggesting it would be better than 2007, while some people felt the weather in 2008 had meant that there was little chance of great wines. I am certain any negative reports before the wines have been tasted have been fed by the downturn in the world and a desire to believe that if you avoid the 2008 vintage you are not missing anything. Some household name wine writers/critics certainly seemed to think so and stated they would not be attending the UGC tastings held last week, a decision I found a little perplexing since this was a vintage where more than ever, their readership would want guidance.