This month, as well as the substantial look at Bordeaux
2002s at 10 years on, which I reported yesterday, I had the chance to re-taste a selection of
almost 30 of the top Bordeaux 2001s –...
One of the highlights of our year used to be driving out to the Cotswold home of my mentor Edmund Penning-Rowsell and his wife Meg to taste over dinner with the Broadbents the Bordeaux first...
See my recent tasting notes on about 60 of the most significant bordeaux 2001s.
The current buzz may be all about 2010, and 2010 may be my and my palate's current preoccupation, but...
Although I saw somewhat to my surprise that we already had a total of more than 800 tasting notes on bordeaux wines made in 2001, the 60-odd reviews below were written at a retrospective...
Since we publish today a detailed look at how the 2001 bordeaux are tasting at 10 years old, and since Bordeaux primeurs fever is upon us, I thought it would be interesting to remind ourselves of...
See also my tasting notes in full on purple pages.
It was inevitable that the 2001 vintage would be overlooked, occluded by the long shadow of the millennium...
Here are my tasting notes on a fascinating blind tasting of 149 top 2001s. See also my overview of the tasting and the vintage.
Wines are listed within flight in...
The following should be read in conjunction with tasting notes on Haut-Médoc/Médoc 2001s published earlier this year and with my overall report on the 2001 bordeaux...
Château de Camensac 2001 Haut Médoc 12 Drink 2007-2014
Good colour, but nasty green, unripe aromas. Very dry and lean.
Nov : The...
Château Clauzet 2001 St Estèphe 14 Drink 2005-2010
Mid-crimson. Quite evolved nose. Open. Green, almost grassy. Dull.
Château Marbuzet 2001 St...
Château Batailley 2001 Pauillac 15 Drink 2007-2014
Quite deep. Not much nose. Quite sturdy. Worthy yokel rather than a complex aristocrat. Slightly green tannins.
Nov : Very...
Château Branaire 2001 St Julien 16 Drink 2007-2014
Deep purple. Modern, sweet black fruits on the nose. Relatively light and jagged. Not much fun. Lots of tannin. Astringent....
Randall McFarlane, US:
I found the recent update of your 2001 Bordeaux tasting notes quite...
Now here's a new feature on jancisrobinson.com - a second visit. A purple pager asked me some time back for information on this less-than-briliantly-successful vintage for Bordeaux and I promised...
Alan Robinson of England (no relation):
I look forward to your notes, Jancis. A comparison with...
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