I just returned from 5 days in Bordeaux where I tasted lots of 2015s from the bottle and 2016s from the barrel. They just now finished with the 2017 harvest and while chateaux will make nice wines this year – everyone admits that they will Not be up to the superb quality of the 2015s and 16s.
A few 2015s will arrive late this year – but most will arrive in early 2018. This is your last chance to order these wines at Future prices – the absolutely best price offered. The wines will definitely increase in price just before they are shipped.
Here is a list of our Best Buys and Favorite Wines from the Excellent 2015 Bordeaux vintage.
“Bordeaux enjoyed its strongest vintage in a number of years in 2015. The warm, dry summer yielded opulent wines built on intense fruit and voluptuous textures. At their best, the 2015s are spectacularly rich, racy wines loaded with personality. Even before the grapes had been brought in, the hype machine started to get revved up with early reports of a potentially epic vintage on a par with recent standouts like 2005, 2009 and 2010. After having tasted through many hundreds of wines, it is clear that, while there are indeed some fabulous wines in 2015. Most importantly for the consumer, the sweet spot in 2015 is exactly the wines Bordeaux excels in; delicious pedigreed Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot-based red that offer superb quality and value.”
Antonio Galloni – Vinous.com
“It's time again to make cellar space for an exciting crop of wines from Bordeaux, as the 2015 vintage is shaping up to be best since 2010. The vintage's strengths are threefold. The young reds are powered by rich, velvety tannins and unctuous fruit, matched by remarkable freshness and delineation. In addition, dry whites are superb, and the late-harvest wines from Barsac and Sauternes are sensational. It's that rare trifecta of high quality.”
James Molesworth – The Wine Spectator