Southwold 2015s – the right-bank reds


This is the second of a three-part examination of this vintage in Bordeaux. See also Southwold 2015 whites for the history of this important annual horizontal tasting. Left bank reds tomorrow. See also our guide to Bordeaux 2015For an overview of these 2019 tastings, see Bordeaux 2015 reassessed.

Our introduction to this vintage, keenly anticipated on the optimistic but somewhat tenuous grounds that it ends in a five, had been Tuesday afternoon immersed in the delightful and impressive whites, both dry and sweet. Our Wednesday devoted to right-bank reds was not quite so thrilling. We'd been really impressed by...