Crus Classés 2011-2008 compared
10 May 2012 by Jancis Robinson
Yesterday's release of Pontet-Canet 2011 at a price dramatically reduced from the level of the 2010 was the first real runaway success of the campaign (£720 a dozen now constitutes a bargain apparently). Owner Alfred Tesseron announced the price early yesterday morning before flying to London for the Bibendum tasting . By the time he had landed at Gatwick, all of the wine allocated had been sold to the Tesseron-favoured Bordeaux négociants (see for How the most expensive vintage ever was sold for how primeur releases work). But how good a wine is it? Every year a group of Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés, including...

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