Every year the Union des Grands Crus hosts tastings of barrel samples of the most recent vintage in Bordeaux. So this week we are here to evaluate the 2011 barrel samples and visit with the chateau owners, vignerons (winemakers), negociants, and other wine professionals. Sherlock’s uses this to inform our clients of the quality level of the vintage, which wines to consider purchasing and help us find some new gems for our stores.
Besides the barrel samples, we also take time to taste from the portfolios of our negociants to look for the best values in Bordeaux from other vintages to make available to you in Atlanta. The picture below is a lineup of wines we evaluated this morning. Along with some old favorites in different vintages, we found some great new values we will be bringing to our stores.