This article was originally written by Jonathan White for the Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine blog, who have kindly given us permission to republish the piece here. Berry Bros. & Rudd are a Spectator wine partner.
At the end of the team’s third day of tasting Bordeaux 2015 en primeur, Jonathan White compares the vintage to the 'greats' of the last 20 years, highlighting the freshness of the wines.
This 2015 Bordeaux vintage isn’t easy to describe as a collective. We, the merchants, will have to be very selective when recommending the best wines this year, both before and indeed once the prices are released.
Our Buying Director, Max Lalondrelle, wrote ahead of tasting the vintage that 2015 had the potential to sit amongst the top five vintages of the last 20 years and he has certainly been proven correct.