Bordeaux 2006 at 10 – left bank


This is the second of two reports on a major blind tasting of nearly 100 bordeaux 2006s at Farr Vintners in London late last month. See also my right-bank tasting notes published yesterday and my overview of this tasting.

One rather shocking thing about the tasting was the failure rate of the bottles – about eight per cent. As I reported yesterday, our bottle of Petrus (market price well over £1,000) was oxidised to the point of having lost any freshness of fruit, while our bottle of Latour (a mere three-figure sum per bottle) was terminally affected by a...