There's one subject we'll never tire of discussing: Bordeaux, and the 2009 vintage, which has been described as 'phenomenal', 'superlative' and '10,000 times better than 2005' - and the sorting tables have barely stopped rolling. Hype or reality? What do the merchants think? The usual chorus of demands for price cuts has already started - will the chateaux comply? From now until En Primeur in April next year decanter.com will be bringing you news and views from everyone that matters. But it's not only 2009. The much-maligned 2007 has just been tasted by Steven Spurrier and Stephen Brook - Here's a selection of our the latest stories stories from Bordeaux 2009, 2007 and more.
Bordeaux 2009: Winemakers keen to live up to hype
They were quick to praise a ‘phenomenal’ harvest but Bordeaux winemakers are saying that the big test facing the 2009 vintage will be keeping down alcohol levels.
Lasers to overtake manual sorting in hi-tech Bordeaux
Manual sorting tables will soon be a thing of the past as the top chateaux embrace €100,000 laser sorting technology.
Château Angélus destems grapes by hand
Top St-Emilion estate Château Angélus has become the first classed growth in St-Emilion to destem its grapes manually, starting with the 2009 vintage.
Vintners caution against over-extraction during 2009 Bordeaux harvest
Winemakers are being urged to be aware of over-extraction during the 2009 Bordeaux harvest.
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