2009 and 2010 Bordeaux- Too good to be true?


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2009 and 2010 Bordeaux- Too good to be true?

Porthos | | Jun 15, 2011 12:49 PM

I'm trying to figure out if I should invest in 2009 and 2010 futures for personal consumption, not for profit.

I made out like a bandit when I purchased 2008 Lafite, Haut Brion, Latour, and Mouton. Except for the Latour, I got them for $199-$219 a bottle. Prices have since doubled on all of them. My only regret is not having purchased more.

Now with back to back "100-point" years, I'm trying to figure out if this is a lot of hype generated by the bordelais with the help of a small group of very select and highly influential critics or if this is the real deal. Many 2000 and 2005 bordeaux initially heralded as "possible 100 point" wines have been significantly downgraded.

My question to the trusted hounds on this site is:

1. Is there any personal experience with the 2009 and 2010 vintages?

2. If so, what do you think? And any opinion on which year actually has more substance or it it too early/impossible to tell?

3. Any plans to purchase 2010 futures as they continue to be released in the next few weeks or are you holding out to see what the next few years bring? 2009 prices as inflated as they were have all been gobbled up.

The only argument against #3 is what I describe with my 2008 purchases.

Thanks in advance.