A concise guide to Bordeaux 2007-2016

When was a good year for Sauternes? Was 2011 really that bad? Is 2012 better for the Left Bank or the Right Bank?

On the following pages are some quick but concise guides to the last 10 Bordeaux vintages covering 2007-2016. It’s been an extraordinary decade for Bordeaux, with some of the best and worst vintages ever produced.

Modern winemaking techniques have come to the fore and vintages have been ‘saved’ from utter disaster by last minute good weather and rigorous sorting in brand-new, expensively-designed chais.

It’s also the period in which asking prices for the great wines of the region reached their zenith, then collapsed and have since, somewhat, recovered once more. The rise and fall and rise again, on and on the circle (circus?) goes.

The rollercoaster ride on the secondary market aside, however, what of the wines themselves? What can drinkers expect from the reds and whites of both banks of the Gironde?

One Response to “A concise guide to Bordeaux 2007-2016”

  1. Craig says:

    Nice review. There are some good 2007’s around if you are selective. And they are now drinking well.

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