Bordeaux 2018 - New Arrivals
The latest Bordeaux vintage arrives over the next few weeks. Last Autumn we attended the UGC tastings in London to taste some excellent 2018s from bottle. This was a carefully organised sit down event with tables spaced and masked sommeliers pouring several crus from each appellation. Generally, the vintage lived up to expectation, having tried them from barrique in April 2019. The ripeness of the fruit and warm alcohols was noticeable in this ‘solar’ vintage. Some Châteaux managed better than others to achieve balance and finesse by adopting gentle winemaking techniques from the finest grapes, producing opulent wines loaded with pure fruit and silky tannins.
We can recommend this selection of the very best from Bordeaux Supérieur to first growth status.