The 10,000 people who descended on Bordeaux this spring to taste barrel samples of the region's 2009s brought a mixture of curiosity, high hopes and skepticism. Could the new vintage live up to its early praise? Or was this just the Bordeaux marketing machine at work? How would the wines stack up to recent benchmarks such as 2005 and 2000?
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