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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Marketing Manager

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Partner Manager - Managed On-Trade

Maverick Drinks
London, UK

Brand Manager

Hatch Mansfield
Ascot, Berkshire

Events Sales Executive

The Drinks Business Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Head of Sales

IWSC
London, UK

Logistic and Fullfilment - Whisky (and wine) administrator

Stilnovisti Ltd
London, United Kingdom // Dufftown, Keith, United Kingdom

Account Manager

Harviestoun Brewery
Field Based, UK

Buyer - Spain & South America

Enotria&Coe
London, UK

Events Sales Manager

Enotria&Coe
Field based - London or surrounding area

IBWSS China

Shanghai,China
5th Nov 2018

Exploring Beaujolais Wines Across The Years & Appellations

Manchester,United Kingdom
6th Nov 2018

Pink Rosé Festival

Cannes,France
7th Feb 2019
Click to view more

Rioja Masters 2018

Deadline : 26th October 2018

The Global Pinot Noir Masters 2019

Deadline : 1st November 2018

Click to view more

The Global Sparkling Masters 2018

As with all of the drinks business awards, our judging panel is comprised of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers making the competition globally renowned.

Champagne Masters 2018

Enter your wines into the Champagne Masters 2018, the only blind competition dedicated to Champagne in the UK.

Click to view more