The first day of the communal tastings with the Union des Grands Crus gives a broader appreciation of the vintage on the Left Bank.
The Bordeaux harvest is late, the growing season was difficult and there are rains on the way – but there is more positive news for the whites.
The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGCB) and Vinitaly have signed an agreement to coordinate their events for the next four years.
Olivier Bernard has called for greater co-operation between châteaux and négociants as the owner of Domaine de Chevalier was confirmed as president of Bordeaux’s Union des Grands Crus.
Sylvie Cazes, co-owner of Château Lynch-Bages and president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, is stepping down as director of Château Pichon-Lalande.
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