Here is the second part of Bill Blatch's report on the Bordeaux 2010 vintage. See yesterday's first half for Bordeaux 2010 – the vines and to download full details of the weather and harvest dates.
The IPTs (total tannin counts) of the 2010 red bordeaux just harvested were absolutely enormous. But, unlike the gentler, more progressively evolved, tannins of 2009, these tannins were the result of hydric stress, of the dehydration of the juice that left more thick, hard skins than juice. There were also some raisined grapes among them So there was real potential for harshness and everyone...
29 Mar 2011