Bordeaux primeurs 2008 blog 1
31 Mar 2009 by Jancis Robinson
First impressions good! For the Pessac-Leognan reds I tasted yesterday anyway. The whites are still very high in acidity and seemed a bit more austere than some vintages I remember at this stage. But so far I have tasted only the examples from the non classified growths so it's early days for any judgement. But if the less famous reds are as ripe and concentrated yet fresh as the ones I saw yesterday, this is a good sign. And this 2008 vintage is clearly exciting a great deal of curiosity. My tasting was at Ch Smith Haut Lafitte, where the Cathiards had been expecting 200 but in fact between two and three times that number...

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