Mrz 06 2010

En Primeur 2009: silky tannins and generous fruit on the right bank

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 11:18

Adam Lechmere, and Guy Woodward – The En Primeur 2009 campaign has been launched in London – informally – with the first trade tasting of the Bordeaux vintage from the right bank. The Cercle Rive Droite is a grouping of some three dozen chateaux ranging form St Emilion Grand Cru Classes to Bordeaux Superiors.

The group includes Pomerol properties like Fleur de Bouard, belonging to the de Bouard family of Angelus, Stephan Derenoncourt’s Rol Valentin and a handful of chateaux from St Emilion satellites Lussac, Canon Fronsac and Lalande de Pomerol.

Around half of the properties retain Alain Raynaud as consultant. Raynaud, former owner of Chateau Quinault – which he sold to Bernard Arnault in 2008 – owns two properties, Croix de Gay and Fleur de Gay. Last night’s tasting, at the French ambassador’s residence in Kensington, was well attended – but not mobbed – by the UK trade. Continue reading „En Primeur 2009: silky tannins and generous fruit on the right bank“

Mrz 06 2010

NuKorc goes bankrupt

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 11:08

Richard Woodard – NuKorc, the world’s second biggest synthetic cork maker, has filed for bankruptcy with estimated debts of AUS$4m. Adelaide-based insolvency experts PPB have been appointed as administrators of the company, based in Pooraka, South Australia, and are attempting to sell the business as a going concern. Continue reading „NuKorc goes bankrupt“