‘For once, the frothing hype that presaged en-primeur was justified,’ writes Neal Martin on the 2016 Bordeaux vintage. Our recent tastings revealed the most impressive set of young Bordeaux we have ever tasted at Wine Cellar!
The vintage offers dazzling purity of fruit, serious structure and towering depth and extends to the middle and lower ranks of the Bordeaux hierarchy. In fact, there is prodigious value to be found; offering 2 decades of drinking pleasure.
‘Classic stuff – Barton Lite-ish.’ – Jancis Robinson on the Mauvesin Barton, 16.5/20
‘A stupendous wine from Durantou that oozes class.’ – Neal Martin on La Chenade, 92/100
‘Good potential here.’ – Neal Martin on the high-flying La Dauphine, 91/100
‘One of the most distinctive wines of the year, Belle-Vue’s Petit Verdot is not to be missed.’ – Antoni Galloni, 91/100
‘Sublime balance and sense of proportion.’ – Antoni Galloni on the Lilian Ladouys, 88-91/100