Southwold 2006s – left bank


This is the first of three tranches of tasting notes from a very comprehensive blind comparative tasting of more than 200 significant 2006 bordeaux in which I took part last week in Southwold. (See my coverage of the 2005 vintage tasted last year in similar circumstances here.) Tomorrow we will publish notes on the right-bank wines tasted and on Friday those on the really rather delicious whites. On Saturday I will add an overview of the tasting.

The first of these flights, the Haut-Médocs, was the least impressive of the whole three-day affair and showed the red wine...