Bordeaux 2010 Early Vintage Report

Well I’ve been here for almost two months now, from late Jun to late August, and this has been a beautiful warm and mild Summer.  Certainly much better than 2007.  Could it be another vintage of the decade, or century? We seem to be having a lot of them lately.

An early report from Decanter reported that June was the hottest for 35 years, and the first two weeks of July were the hottest since 1921, raising fears of another 2003.  I think that is crazy talk, this Summer has had plenty of sunny days but none of the extreme heat of 2003, and there has been periodic rain.

Jancis Robinson gave a more upbeat assessment a month ago, and didn’t speak of any worries about heat.

From everything that I can see, (warning, I know little about viticulture) the weather bodes well for another very good vintage.

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