Southwold 2006s – right bank


In the second of my three tranches of tasting notes from the massive Southwold 2006 bordeaux review are all my notes on the right-bank reds we tasted. (A couple of dry whites grown on the right bank are included in tomorrow's look at white 2006s.) See here for the 2006 left-bank reds.

It was noticeable that the less expensive St-Émilions were more 'naturally' made than they have been in some recent vintages – and the natural lack of plumpness of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes in 2006 seems to have produced wines that are drier than in many years –...