It is not often most of us get to taste old wines. As they approach 60 years of age, it’s close to impossible. But these older treasures allow us to consider how the younger vintages from similar vintages can age.
2016 Bordeaux clearly belongs on the best vintage list for any Bordeaux wine lover. But there are hits and misses here, along with several high points. The wines are stylish, age worthy and will age and evolve for decades. But there are vineyards and appellations that did better than others.
There is a lot to like with 2007 Beaucastel. It’s complex, earthy, spicy and sensuous, with ripe fruit that tastes ad feels great. Plus, it’s ready to drink!
While not at the same level of the more, recent, exalted vintages for the sweet, wine of Bordeaux, there are several good wines with looking at in 2016.