Tasting wines in barrel is part art and part science. After years of tasting certain wines, you get an understanding of how they will should develop, from vintage to vintage. Still on young side, even now, it is easy to see 2010 Smith Haut Lafitte is one of the great wines from the estate!
2016 Bordeaux is one of the great vintages from this century. The wines are stylish, character driven and have the ability to age and develop for decades. What do you buy? That depends on what you’re looking for in a wine and its selling price. This article provides detailed tasting notes with pricing for most wines and the percentage the price jumped from the 2015 vintage.
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.