Bordeaux's 2022s assessed

Bottles ready for tasting at the UGCB tasting at the Cité du Vin.

An overview based on tasting cask samples of well over 250 of the most important wines. See our guide to coverage of Bordeaux 2022 and expect those tasting notes soon.

Well, well, what a surprise. In a year dominated climatically by stories of heat and drought, frost, hail and forest fires, the odds seemed stacked against a vintage of quality. But that’s what we seem to have. ‘It’s the first time in 31 years I haven’t got the vintage I anticipated’, says a relieved Gonzague Lurton of Ch Durfort-Vivens in Margaux.

Contrary to expectation the vine seems to have adapted...