Bordeaux's last four vintages compared


Every spring, as the en primeur campaign grinds into action, a small group of Bordeaux cru classé producers comes over to London to show off a run of recent vintages, usually four. I went to the tasting this year as I didn't go to Bordeaux for the primeurs and so hadn’t had a chance to taste the 2017s, so ably covered by Julia, as listed here.

I found it thoroughly illuminating – not least in how relatively uninspiring the 2017s looked next to the 2016s and 2015s, admittedly two stellar vintages, but also next to some of the 2014s...