Laying out in the sun today, trying not to become a raisin. But the thought occurred to me that when a vintage is apparently not great.
The best example of this is Bordeaux 2003, the year that Le Pin didn’t make a vintage and everyone said it was too hot.
Well in 8 years a lot can change when the wine is in the bottle, the wines became rich and round and very flavoursome, it even confused a Frenchman when tasted blind.
15 years on the 2003 vintage put on another hat, it had evolve into something beautiful and to cherish. Unfortunately when this became apparent the price increase peat came along and spoilt the party. This didn’t only affect the upper chateaus but the lower ones as well to a extent.
The point I am try to make, is when a vintage is heralded one of the century and prices are high just remember the vintages marketed as too hot or too cold or too wet, sometimes it’s worth buying 2 or 3 bottles and be patient.
Then you can enjoy it before anyone changes their mind and herald it a great or good vintage.
You know your tastes and don’t be afraid to buy 2 or 3 bottles and then buy more when it has evolved before the prices go up.
Better go playing cat and mouse with Bob.