Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter 2015, Happy Passover 2015 and News from Bordeaux

Picture: Annette and Christian Schiller in Meissen, Saxony, Germany

My Dear Wine Friends,

This year 2015 is an unusual year: Easter and Passover happen to be on the same days.

This year’s En Primeur was an unusual one: a lot of people were very worried about the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux, and feared that it would end in a disaster. The summer weather in the Bordelais was just awful, but then some weeks of sunny, warm weather followed. This brought some ripening of the fruit, but overall the influences on the terroir differed tremendously from one appellation to the next. Therefore the 2014 vintage will be a mixed bag, from superb wines down to the very disappointing.

I don’t want to bother you with detailed notes about the vintage and the various tastings and revues, but I would like to share with you a short summery of the various wine growing regions in the Bordelais:

I was more than pleased that many of the Châteaux mentioned in this short reviews were producers that are on our list of visits during my forthcoming tour to Bordeaux in September. To know more about this Bordeaux tour, please visit: The itinerary is spelled out in every detail, so you know exactly which Châteaux you are going to visit, and what is going to happen during the journey.

Picture: Annette Schiller and Anne Cuvelier, Château Léoville Poyferré, at Prowein 2015 in Düsseldorf, see:: Tour, Tasting and Lunch at Château Léoville-Poyferré, with Didier Cuvelier and Anne Cuvelier, France

HAPPY HOLIDAYS and enjoy reading the articles and the information on the Bordeaux tour.


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