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2016 Bordeaux Tasting Notes

Caspar spent a week in Bordeaux in early April tasting as many young Bordeaux wines - red white and sweet - as he could get his hands on. The results can be found in his tasting notes below, with a separate page for each commune:
The truth is that the region has produced a great many delicious wines in a vintage that was, truly, a game of two halves: a hugely wet spring, followed by drought conditions for much of the remainder of the growing season.

The best wines are transparent, medium-bodied, fresh and pure.

We would add that there was variation in style within each commune, implying that each vigneron had quite a number of decisions to make vis-à-vis how to get the best from the fruit. 

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