Signs of prom­ise

Hong Kong Tatler - - News -

LAST YEAR’S DIF­FI­CULT EURO­PEAN GROW­ING SEA­SON, WHICH SAW A WET, GREY SUM­MER, ENDED WITH A WARM, SUNNY SEPTEM­BER THAT AL­LOWED BORDEAUX CHÂTEAU OWN­ERS TO LEAVE THE GRAPES ON THE VINE TO ACHIEVE GOOD RIPENESS. ALTHOUGH PRO­DUC­ERS AGREE 2014 WON’T BE AN OUT­STAND­ING VIN­TAGE, THEY BE­LIEVE SOME VERY EX­CIT­ING, HIGH-QUAL­ITY WINES WILL BE PRO­DUCED. “IT’S NOT 2010 OR 2009, BUT WE MADE SOME VERY GOOD WINES IN­DEED,” SAID FRÉDÉRIC EN­GERER, PRES­I­DENT OF THE FA­MOUS FIRST-GROWTH ES­TATE CHÂTEAU LA­TOUR. HIS OP­TI­MISM FOL­LOWS THREE CHAL­LENG­ING VIN­TAGES SINCE THE GREAT 2010. I WILL SEE THE RE­SULTS IN MARCH WHEN I VISIT BORDEAUX TO TASTE THE 2014 VIN­TAGE FROM THE BAR­REL.

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