What’s The Big Deal About 2015 Bordeaux?

Chérie Du Vin

I’ll tell you what the big deal is – this is clearly a vintage to rival the already-legendary 2010.

The Association de Grand Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion held its annual wine tasting yesterday at Paris’s Shangri-La Hotel. Nearly all of the 63 producers present were pouring their 2010’s side-by-side with their 2015’s. That’s how bright and shiny this vintage is and how confident the winemakers and estate owners are about showing their babies up against the last crowned millésime.  In certain cases, such as Château Chauvin, where their 2010’s were sold out, they poured their ’09’s, another vintage on the history books.

IMG_2151A Brief Re-cap of A Few St. Emilion Grands Crus Classés Estates

Château Laroze – An estate that dates back to 1610, whose château was built in 1884 by the great-grandmother of the gentleman pouring the wine, this wine has a Cab Franc profile though its majority, 65%…

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