I have been waiting patiently for the Rhone and Barolo En Primeur releases coming through in the first quarter of the year. One thing I hadn’t necessarily considered is that it is also the timing of the Southwold tasting of the 3 and a bit year old Bordeaux. This year it was the turn of the 2016 vintage. I have included a few (free to access) links to some of the reviews below.
I have to give a health warning on these links. The 2016 vintage is said to have no parallel since the turn of the century with only the 2010 vintage coming close to its quality. Despite the fact I already had the Canon, Brane Cantenac and Montlandrie from En- Primeur season I have bought another 6 bottles each of 4 different Bordeaux 2016 wines this week after reading these and Jancis’ review of the vintage in bottle.
Proceed with caution!