Bordeaux 2014 – St-Émilion and satellites


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

This is the first of no fewer than 11 tasting articles on the latest and much-discussed vintage from Bordeaux, with my successive introductions, rather longer than in some previous years, building up a picture of it, I hope. Some of the most impressive 2014 bordeaux – apart from the Sauternes – are those based substantially on Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the northern Médoc, but that’s no reason to write off the wines of the right bank. This is not a vintage that succumbs easily to generalisations. I...