Bordeaux 2015 - The Hype Begins
21st April 2016
The first prices are coming out for 2015 Bordeaux, and, like spring, so are the first efforts by certain UK merchants to hype the vintage. Here goes an early sighter from one well-known London merchant:
"15 is the perfect opportunity to get back to Bordeaux. Analytically the wines are very impressive, lots of concentration and good pH… I can never remember a vintage where the mid-palates have been so sweet and so exuberant and delightful to taste… It’s going to rank up there with one of the best vintages of Bordeaux in the last 20 or so years.”
One of the best vintages? 20 years encompasses 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003 (which they no doubt hyped too, although some wines are falling apart), 2005, 2009, and 2010. What does one of the best mean? In the top half? Perhaps this is why we remain a small merchant - we're just too honest...