2016 Retrospective

France, Bordeaux

2016 Retrospective

Out of the recent Bordeaux vintage retrospectives I’ve tasted—2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018—2016 was the year I was most interested in revisiting. From the time I tasted these wines from barrel, I was convinced that this would be praised as a legendary vintage for many years to come. But after the wines had a few years in bottle, when flaws, shortcomings, and aging arcs become more apparent, would I still think the vintage was all that?

Yes, It’s That Good

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