Many French wine regions excelled in 2018. The Bordeaux region is one of the major success stories of this sun soaked vintage. This hot growing season produced ripe concentrated reds that remained balanced. Riper and fuller bodied than the reputed 2016, these structured Crus Classés should evolve favourably for the next 30+ years. In 50 years, they might still be in the conversation of experts and collectors. All Bordeaux districts have come through beautifully offering full bodied, elegant, structured reds. The châteaux chosen for this tasting should help us confirm the high quality level and amazing potential of this outstanding Bordeaux vintage.
A group of 13 tasters analysed 7 Bordeaux Crus Classés plus a mystery wine in the usual blind tasting format. How much time will these structured 2018 Bordeaux need to reach their plateau of maturity? And how long will they continue to improve and stand the test of time?