1982 and 1990 bordeaux compared

1982s and 1990s chez Nutter

How are the wines from these two very famous vintages tasting now?

On a scorching day in the Languedoc last summer wine collector and proprietor of Ch St-Jacques d’Albas in the Minervois Graham Nutter chose as theme for his 2022 summer tasting wines from two notably hot Bordeaux vintages, 1982 and 1990. At least, they were thought of as hot at the time, before we had experienced the droughts and heatwaves of the 21st century.

Every summer Nutter organises a tasting for a few local friends, including me, based on bottles from his cellar. This year, he told us, he...