Bordeaux Wine Tasting
2008 Bordeaux Wine Tasting
Union Des Grand Crus de Bordeaux
Great Wines of Bordeaux
USA Tour – New York City
Each year the UGC of Bordeaux tours the US to offer samples of the new vintage to the trade and consumers. The tasting represented most of the sub regions of Bordeaux with many classified and unclassified Chateau. 2008 was not an exceptional vintage, but a pretty good one. Especially for the American palate that likes a little more fruit in their wine. I like it better than 2002, 2004, 2006 and a notch better than 2001. It is also the MOST affordable vintage in many years as prices in the US were released in the midst of the fallout from the 2008 economic meltdown.
However this does not mean you can throw a dart and pick a good wine, you need to do a little homework. By writing this I feel I have done a lot of the legwork for you the reader to choose confidently any of these wines, especially if you have experience with Bordeaux wines.
I list my 10 favorites first followed by the villages in group order.