Bordeaux 2008 10 years on


This time ten years ago, the 2008 vintage of Bordeaux hadn't yet flowered on the vine. In much the same way, my budding wine-writing career had only just begun with my first article published on these pages. I'd like to think that, despite what was perhaps a rather ambivalent reception at the time, 10 years of maturation has allowed both to come of age, blossoming into fully developed and expressive examples of their type, categorically silencing any doubters. 

I was therefore filled with wide-eyed optimism when tasting top bordeaux 2008s at BI (once known as Bordeaux Index) earlier this month. And...