2016's solid crus bourgeois


Richard and Julia find many examples of good-quality, affordable and eminently drinkable bordeaux in the latest official selection of crus bourgeois from the Médoc in the excellent 2016 vintage. 

Richard writes  Since it was revived in 2009 for the 2008 vintage, the cru bourgeois label has been awarded to a grand total of 261 million bottles of red bordeaux from the Médoc region, equivalent to just under a third of that region's overall production. Each of the qualifying wines has had to meet several criteria, including a blind tasting designed to ensure they exceed a benchmark of quality for...