Bordeaux 2016 – rest of the Médoc


See this guide to our coverage of 2016 Bordeaux

There are some lovely wines among the nearly 80 described below, many of which are crus bourgeois. They underlined the disparity between price and quality that characterises Bordeaux in a ripe vintage. Clearly properties in the less favoured parts of the Médoc may struggle to ripen their grapes in cool years, but there was little evidence of that in 2016.

I tasted many of these wines in Bordeaux at various tastings organised by the Grand Cercle and négociants such as Vintex, Ulysse Cazabonne and CVBG (Dourthe), to whom I...