Bordeaux 2018 in bottle, part 1 – Médoc and sweet whites

Westminster Abbey from Church House, London SW1

For all our earlier coverage of this ‘extraordinary’ vintage see this guide, including Julia's overview of the wines when she tasted them 18 months ago en primeur. The second half of this report, on Graves and the right-bank reds, follows tomorrow. Tucker Images took the pictures.

Julia writes It was touch and go as to whether Sue Glasgow of Spear Communications, consummate organiser of tastings for the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux (UGC), would be able to pull off the usual annual tasting of wines in bottle this year. It involved a last-minute change of venue to...