Jancis writes This guide provides you with links to all our articles about this alluring but very varied vintage, new ones added when the article is published. The picture is of all the paperwork I brought back from my tasting trip to Bordeaux earlier this month. My many tasting articles are scheduled for 12 to 25 April. I tasted several wines more than once but, since I was using one master spreadsheet to record all my tasting notes, was able to combine all impressions into one note for each wine.
As I write, on 11 April, I still have many less famous wines to taste and expect the total number of wines reviewed to be greater than 500.
25 April update Today we publish our last major Bordeaux 2016 primeurs tasting article, bringing the grand total of tasting notes to 614, 609 of them written by me. Now that I have tasted as many lesser reds as I have, I am increasingly aware of how good many of these are, as I wrote in last Saturday's free article. I think 2016 will be a vintage in which there is no absolute need to buy too high up the quality scale, on either right or left bank, in order to benefit from this vintage's qualities of ripeness, freshness and structure.
TASTING ARTICLES (most recently published first)
Dry whites (Tasting articles) 25 April 2017
Sweet whites (Tasting articles) 24 April 2017
Pessac-Léognan and Graves reds (Tasting articles) 21 April 2017
Rest of the Médoc (Tasting articles) 20 April 2017
St-Estèphe (Tasting articles) 19 April 2017
Pauillac (Tasting articles) 18 April 2017
St-Julien (Tasting articles) 18 April 2017
Margaux, Moulis and Listrac (Tasting articles) 17 April 2017
AOC Bordeaux and Côtes, Fronsac (Tasting articles) 14 April 2017
St-Émilion and satellites (Tasting articles) 13 April 2017
Pomerol and Lalande-de-Pomerol (Tasting articles) 12 April 2017
GENERAL ARTICLES (most recently published first)
Bordeaux 2016 - left bank lightens up (Free for all) 22 April 2017
Bordeaux 2016 - the right bank's waiting game (Free for all) 14 April 2017
Bordeaux 2016 - the largest harvest since 2006 (Free for all) 17 February 2017
Bordeaux2016 - the Blatch report (Free for all) 26 January 2017
Bordeaux 2016 - quality and quantity (Free for all) 12 October 2016
Bordeaux 2016 - refreshment at last (Free for all) 21 September 2016
2016 Bordeaux harvest underway (Free for all) 6 September 2016
Bordeaux 2016's bone-dry summer (Free for all) 17 August 2016