Bordeaux 2016: Will Politics Impact The Vintage?

April 06, 2017

The big wine story is taking place in Bordeaux, where several thousand enthusiastic merchants and journalists are being welcomed. They’re swooping in from around the globe for en primeur, the region’s famous annual spring ritual. (Some call it a circus.)

Merchants and journalists are sipping and spitting hundreds of red, white, and sweet wines from the new 2016 vintage, still aging in oak barrels, to evaluate how the wines are turning out. The weather last year was, as they say, complicated but ended well. So far, local Bordeaux wine whisperers claim the quality of the 2016s is as exceptional, possibly even better, than the superb 2015s.

Is the vintage consistent at both top and less-prestigious estates? Will there be some super values?   Continue reading: Bloomberg





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