Bordeaux 2014 – AOC Bordeaux and Côtes

Pascal Lucin in his vineyards at Clos Louie

See Bordeaux 2014 – the guide for the rest of our extensive coverage. 

There could be some bargains among these mainly right-bank wines, with some grown in the Entre-Deux-Mers between the Garonne and the Dordogne. Only yesterday I had the enormous pleasure of tasting the reds of Ch Reynon made in the appellation now called Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux (it used to be Premières Côtes de Bordeaux) by high-powered oenologist Denis Dubourdieu. We tasted the 1986 and every vintage since 1998 (except for 2000, whose bottle was TCA-tainted) and all the wines were very much alive and well – yet sell for...