Crus Bourgeois tasting in London
For vintage-watchers - and if you like Bordeaux, you should be - 2015 was a good year. And all the more needed coming on the back of a run of disappointing years.
2015's Crus Bourgeois wines were brought to London for a tasting and with almost three hundred this year, tasting all was never going to be possible to rey everything; so I picked and chose from a list provided by the organisers plus anything else that caught my eye.
The Merlots that I tried were surprisingly light in comparison - visibly paler with less substance, but still a strong core and good length. Wines to drink in the shorter term, perhaps, whilst the Cabs are maturing.
The better appellations are ... well, better as you would expect. Prices were not universally available, but there were some bargains.
Fuller tasting notes to follow shortly.