Bordeaux 2012 ten years on – right-bank reds and sweet whites

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The second part of a survey of the most important wines just reaching their tenth birthday. See tasting notes on left-bank reds and this guide to all our coverage of 2012 bordeaux.

Red bordeaux is traditionally thought to be ready to drink at 10 years old. Rather worryingly, some of these right-bank reds seemed dangerously evolved and some of them even on the way to oxidation. This was the last vintage American wine guru Robert Parker rated on the ground in Bordeaux. It was initially thought that the Merlots had done better than the Cabernets, many of which were picked...