Cautious optimism from Bordeaux

6th November, 2012 by Rupert Millar

More reports from Bordeaux reveal a cautious optimism with the 2012 vintage now that the harvesting is, largely, over.

A report from CA Grands Crus said that because of the growing season, it had, “considerably intensified the selection process both at the picking stage and on the sorting tables at the wineries. 2012 therefore has produced very low yields throughout the estates.”

The low yields have been characteristic of reports so far although many producers seem happy with the quality.

There appear to have been some worries with the weather in the latter stages of the harvest and CA Grands Crus’ report does seem to indicate that Merlot may have fared better than Cabernet this year – although it adds that it is “too early….

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