It has started – the trade are now in Bordeaux; 2015 is being savoured, sucked, swilled and spat – yes it is pretty basic, and the sheer volume to get through is not for the weak-spirited or easily confused palate! We are working our way through the key chateaux tastings ourselves this week and will be getting inundated with vinous opinion, alongside our own, and will bring those of note to you as they are aired.
The second Bordeaux en primeur campaign without Parker still has the feeling of the party going on without the VIP guest, but you know what, the world moves on, Bordeaux will outlive us all and we watch and wait to see who may yet assume his soothsayer status, if anyone does and in the meantime it’s all about the wine.
James Suckling was one of the first key critics to ‘set out his stall’, please see his scores noted below. As a first indicator, they point to the validation of the rumours we have been hearing since the harvest in October. Suckling is renowned for his generosity and tends to be the first out of the critical blocks, so we will await other views and continue enjoying forming our own opinions!
More from Bordeaux soon!
|Canon St Emilion||100-100||St Emilion||JS|
|La Mission Haut Brion||100-100||Pessac||JS|
|La Mondotte||99-100||St Emilion||JS|
|Belair Monange||98-99||St Emilion||JS|
|Certan De May||97-98||Pomerol||JS|
|Cos d’Estournel||97-98||St Estephe||JS|
|Cheval Blanc||96-97||St Emilion||JS|
|Ducru Beaucaillou||95-96||St Julien||JS|
|Troplong Mondot||96-97||St Emilion||JS|