En primeur tastings took place early June at cave Bourdin. Its a difficult year for Bordeaux but an excellent year for the southern of Rhone, Ch Neuf du Pape and Provence because it is not too hot. En primeur tastings are difficult because it is not the final product you taste, it is just something taken out of the oak barrel before it is ready for bottling. It is as such hard to appreciate the true quality of the wine. The prices are again very high and it seems like the producers are trying to profit from the highly rated 2005 still. Personally for Bordeaux wines I would buy the 2004 vintage which is more reasonable and probably of better quality than 2007. For the south it is difficult to resist wines from Bandol and Chateauneuf du Pape with such prime quality wines expected to arrive in 2009. Especially the Mourvedre grape in Bandol seems to have enjoyed 2007 and the prices of bandol are reasonable compared to other appelations.