Bordeaux 2014 – Pessac-Léognan and Graves


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I’m usually a big fan of the wines of Pessac-Léognan and Graves, enjoying their freshness, fruit and frankness. But with a few exceptions the 2014 reds did not thrill me (see my more enthusiastic reviews of the whites on Friday). At the Union des Grands Crus blind tasting I found an unusual lack of distinction between different samples, almost as though they had all been made following the same advice. And as though the advisor had counselled just a tad too enthusiastic extraction resulting in drying tannins...