Archive for April, 2017

Live from Bordeaux, a First Update on the 2016s from Barrel

Apr 06 2017

Ian and I are two days of six into our 2016 barrel tastings in Bordeaux. While it’s perhaps a little early to make sweeping judgments as there’s still a lot of miles to cover and a lot of wines to taste, it’s about the time that we can start to see some trends, comparing some appellations, and picking out some favourites from what we’ve tasted so far. The first and perhaps most important thing to say, while not a great surprise given what we’d heard in advance, is that it was swiftly very obvious that we are dealing with a…