Bordeaux 2022 – right-bank reds

UCG Pomerol tasting

Our reviews of the nascent wines tasted last month in Bordeaux continue … left-bank reds to follow on Monday. See this guide to our coverage of Bordeaux 2022. Above, the UGC Pomerol tasting at the recently renovated Ch Beauregard.

Jancis writes All hail Merlot! The characteristic grape of Bordeaux’s right bank has had a bad press of late but with the 2022s presented recently en primeur it is widely acclaimed as the star of the vintage.

By early September, Merlot grapes had reached the highest sugar levels recorded in the last ten years (240 g/l) except for 2019 when they...