Prats on 2008 prices – video 1


Jean-Guillaume Prats of Cos d'Estournel is one of the most articulate, and least guarded, Bordeaux proprietors with a strong sense of the worth of his wines.  He is also in the middle of a massive upgrade of the château's facilities and needs to be sure that all the figures add up. He begins by reporting delightedly on how much more of the production he is now able to include in the final blend for the grand vin, thanks to his new, smaller fermentation vats (which, incidentally, boast '18% tronconicity' ie they go in towards the top).

Here's the first part...