All vintages are not created equal. 2015 is stunning for St Emilion. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the clay and limestone soils produced stunning displays of ripe fruits and hedonistic pleasures at all price levels. The First Growths deserve their status and there are several new players to discover in 2015 as well!
Author Jeff Leve
Close to 8,000 wines are produced in Bordeaux each year. Only 100 – 150 wines are expensive and perhaps, 50 of those wins are very expensive. Yet, all those wines get all the press, which is a shame, because there are hundreds of great Bordeaux value wines produced each year that deserve your attention. This article focuses on the best 2015 Bordeaux value wines.
If you love your wines on the hedonistic side, and we’re talking about orgies of pleasure that Caligula would have approved of here, 2015 Pomerol is for you. These are some of the best wines from this exalted region I have ever tasted!
2015 Haut Medoc wines are uneven. Still, if you know where to look, and we do, we have a few hot tips for you.
Grand Puy Lacoste deserves an award for being the most consistent producer in Pauillac over the past few decades. Grand Puy Lacoste has not only produced a stunning array of great vintages since 1990, but prices remain fair for their high level of quality. That is really saying something today!
2015 is an outstanding vintage for Pessac Leognan and Graves. Better for the red wine, than the dry, white wines, you find smoky, fruit filled aromatics, sensually textured mouth feels and a great sensation of purity in the fruit. But there were times during the growing season when it did not look all that promising.
This could be the best vintage for the Margaux ever! At their best the wines display a beautiful sense of purity of fruit, freshness, concentration, silky tannins and length. They are exciting wines to taste!