Today is a special day for wine media, Bordeaux connoisseurs to wine lovers in Hong Kong which I unfortunately missed due to my post jet lag flu. Today is the day where 81 wine producers from Bordeaux showcasing their 2010 vintage by The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux on their Asian tour held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Wan Chai.
The 2010 Vintage is a classic which I have tried quite a few houses during my Bordeaux trip few weeks ago. With such a big list of wine showcasing, we are indeed very luck to have such a private and exciting event organized to let us try such a diversity in one go (from personal experience, it’s a challenge with so much good wine on hand even you don’t do your back spitting here!). The 2010 vintage looks good and has received tremendous press from the world’s most influential critics on Bordeaux wines:
Robert Parker: ” I have tasted enough wines from 2005, 2009 and 2010 to realize that these may be the three greatest Bordeaux vintages I have tasted in my career”.
James Suckling: “The 2010 vintage is clearly a great vintage, with dozens of exceptional wines. Some of the baby reds are chateaux’s best ever, or best in decades. They will be must buys for Bordeaux lovers around the world.”
Stephen Spurrier, Decanter Magazine: “2010, the greatest Bordeaux vintage in modern times….” and “Producers and critics are resisting saying ‘best ever’, but this focused, serious, age-worthy vintage … is drawing comparisons to 1982 and even 1947.”
James Molesworth Wine Spectator: Gave the vintage 95-98 points and called it an “Exceptional Vintage”
Neil Martin, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “There are grounds for the hype…2010 is a great vintage”