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Bordeaux 2008 in bottle
11 Nov 2010 by Julia Harding MW
The annual Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in London - and various other cities around the world - provides a useful opportunity to taste the last but one vintage, 2008 in this case, now the wines are in bottle, even though some of the top wines are not included, either because the producers choose not to be present (eg the membres d'honneur Chx Cheval Blanc and Mouton-Rothschild) or because they are not members of the UGC (eg other first growths). That still leaves an awful lot of wines to taste, so I elected to focus mainly on the wines to which Jancis gave relatively high or low scores in the primeur tastings in spring...

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