Bordeaux 2014 ten years on – left-bank reds

Bordeaux 2014 left-bank first growths

The second and final part of a review of 118 wines tasted in London earlier this month, all but a few tasted blind. For background to the tasting and general remarks about the vintage, see Bordeaux 2014 ten years on – right-bank reds and Sauternes. For all our articles on Bordeaux 2014s, see this guide.

As I explained in yesterday’s article, these left-bank wines seemed generally less evolved than those from the right bank and benefited more from the region's longest Indian summer ever which made up for the cold, grey summer. As Bordeaux specialist and chief-collector-of-samples for...