Wine of the week
The 2016 vintage from Bordeaux has an official rating of 10/10. Thats rare. It's a unique vintage in many ways, producing wines that both drink well young and some that need 30 years + in the cellar.
Renovned wine shop BBR - Berry Bros & Rudd in London starts by saying:
"The 2016 Bordeaux vintage is one of the most unique and exciting vintages in recent memory. From the barrel samples we tasted, the takeaway is that the wines possess elegance, glorious ripe red fruit, silky tannins, lower alcohol than in previous years and vitality. The energy of these wines is their selling point, with many displaying a pleasing freshness which will delight lovers of traditional Claret. "
Our wine of the week is one of those bottels who drink very well now, but can also be stored for years to come. It gives you an idea of what potential this vintage has.