Bordeaux 2016 – Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol


See this guide to our coverage of 2016 Bordeaux and also my right-bank overview

I’m kicking off our coverage of the hundreds of 2016s I tasted recently in Bordeaux on a high point. A significant number of the finest wines I tasted from this intriguing vintage were Pomerols. (If you want a shortcut to my favourites, re-order the 71 tasting notes below by score.) 

Some of them finished a bit dry – perhaps because the phenolics weren’t ripe enough, for this was a most unusual vintage. So dramatic were the effects of the exceptional 2016 summer drought that...