Bordeaux 2009 – sweet whites


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Last year seems to have been yet another great vintage for serious sweet white bordeaux, even if it tends to be ignored by far too high a proportion of the thousands of trade tasters who flock to Bordeaux every spring. When will the producers be suitably rewarded for all their pains? It must be all the more galling in view of the obvious superlative quality of the 2009 vintage. As Yquem's technical manager Francis Mayeur put it to Bordeaux négociant Bill Blatch for his new site, '2007 was great botrytis on...