Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur: first impressions

There’s no doubt that 2021 was a challenging vintage. Most explanatory statements or technical sheets handed out over the past few weeks have mentioned the unfavourable, oft disastrous weather conditions, the sometimes very low and disheartening yields and the slightly varied or unusual blends on offer in 2021. Difficulties faced by vignerons both inside and outside of the cellar have been explained in detail as has the raft of highly important decisions needed be made throughout the year, not limited to when and how to prevent and/or treat frost, mildew and botrytis, the exact date of harvest – which was crucial to many, (for those who still had grapes to pick that is), and the final blend which many have said took [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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