During a visit to the village of Jonzac this spring, a young Bordeaux woman explained to me how to detect overall quality of the past wine vintage.
‘You never know until November, December and January. Then, look to see whether vine growers begin painting their homes.’
Lavishing funds on home renovations, she implied, signals confidence in the quality of the latest vintage, and expected future wine sales.
During this past winter and current spring, few winemakers appear to have slapped coats of emulsion on residences. At least, not yet.
In comparison to the opulence, firmness, structure and complexity shared by Bordeaux vintages from 2018
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