Bolgheri's very successful 2021s

Bolgheri countryside

A top vintage in this special part of the Tuscan coast where Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc thrive.

A showing of the latest vintage from Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast is becoming a regular feature of the London tasting calendar. Late last month, 30 2021s were shown at 67 Pall Mall and very pleasing many of them were too.

The director of the Consorzio, Riccardo Binda, volunteered that, with 2016, 2021 is regarded as the best vintage of the last decade. Winter was usefully wet and summer warm and without serious hazards. The many wine producers of this relatively...