Bordeaux 2011 En Primeur Blog #1

Saturday, 31 March 2012 by Stephen Browett

Today the Farr Vintners tasting team assembled at Gatwick Airport for our annual trip to Bordeaux to taste the latest en primeur vintage. This year it's the turn of 2011 and after 2 monumental vintages - 2009 and 2010 - we have the feeling that this is going to be a hard one to get excited about.

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Farr vs Oxford Blind Tasting

Thursday, 29 March 2012 by Thomas Parker

Last week Farr Vintners hosted a blind tasting match against 6 members of the Oxford Blind Tasting Society, led by captain and President James Flewellen. It was a chance for the Farr team to show their skills learnt in the trade, and compete against a team who blind taste several wines multiple times a week.

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Harvest at Kumeu River Part 2

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 by Ben Browett

This week was the start of the Chardonnay harvest that will see grapes for all the Kumeu River labels picked, pressed and put into barrels ready for fermentation.

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Harvest at Kumeu River part 1

Tuesday, 13 March 2012 by Ben Browett

Following my stint at Château Latour working on the 2011 harvest (and then a few months working as a sommelier at Chez Bruce), I headed off “down under” for the 2012 harvest in New Zealand.

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Robert Parker on 2009 Bordeaux – “The Greatest Vintage that I have ever tasted”

Friday, 2 March 2012 by Stephen Browett

The wine world has been waiting for uber-critic Robert Parker to reveal his judgement and scores for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage now that he has tasted all the finished wines from bottle for the first time. To say that he is ecstatic about this vintage would be somewhat of an under-statement!

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