Bordeaux 2016 in bottle

UCG London 16 October

As a follow up to our comprehensive survey of 2016 crus bourgeois, we tackle the posh stuff from the same vintage, described in detail here. See also Gavin Quinney's Bordeaux 2018 harvest report, published today. 

Jancis writes A tasting of 138 crus classés 2016 and equivalents in London earlier this month confirmed the quality of this vintage. The fruit is bright and beguiling and there is no shortage of tannin and freshness. Some of them should drink well reasonably early as well as having the structure for a long life. My suggested drinking windows may even be...