Even as the new wines are being shipped to you, Bill and I are leaving for France tomorrow to search for next year’s Club Pack. It will be a quick trip – just 8 days – but we have already started the search process. We have contacted some of our favorite winemakers from previous trips and asked them to send samples to Wayne – our negotiant in Margaux – for us to taste as soon as we arrive.
Our main goal on this trip will be to find new wines – particularly on the left bank. We have selected a lot of wine from the right bank in the last two years and we feel it is time to return to the wines that got us started – the big terroir driven wines from the left bank. So we’ll be going to new places and trying a lot of new wine in search of the great wines that define the Medoc.
We’ll also be tasting the 2009 vintage which has just been released. We tasted this vintage in “en premieur” and were very impressed. Now those wines have been bottled and are ready to taste again.
Keep checking back to follow the trip as we find new, great wines for our members.