Bordeaux 2011 – left-bank reds 10 years on

Ch Pichon Baron

The second of three articles reassessing the 2011 vintage. Right-bank reds were published yesterday and sweet wines are still to come tomorrow; see also the guide to all our coverage of 2011 bordeaux.

We were by no means thrilled by the 2011 reds – although it has to be said that a blind tasting by a crew of wine professionals who know both each other and Bordeaux very well is not the most flattering arena for any wine to be judged in. Overall there was a lack of real ripeness, which left too many wines short of aroma and...