Is 2014 a good vintage in Bordeaux?

Is 2014 a good vintage in Bordeaux?

Is 2014 a good vintage in Bordeaux?

Much to the delight (and surprise) of many tasters, Bordeaux has produced very good wine in 2014. It is certainly the best since 2010 and much of the talk at the en primeurs has been about where it ranks and which vintages it most resembles. For the Sauternais, 2011 was a wonderful vintage.

Was 2014 a good year in Bordeaux?

The 2014 vintage is the year Bordeaux came back to the market. After three less than stellar vintages (2011, 2012 and 2013), this vintage has produced many excellent wines, some verging on superb, with quality that reaches deep into the unclassified estates. The 2014 vintage sings of fruit.

Was 2014 a good year for French wine?

The 2014 vintage was good overall, but there were some problems. In Europe, much of the summer was marked by dank and humid conditions, ideal for the fruit fly drosophila suzukii. Both Champagne and Alsace enjoyed good years and the Loire vintage in particular produced a stunning range of excellent wines.

Was 2014 a good year for champagne?

2014 Vintage: Champagne The 2014 vintage for Champagne was tricky in places but there was some success. A warm, dry spring meant the growing season got off to a quick, healthy start. Both budburst and flowering were successful, and the absence of any severe frost gave producers cause for optimism.

Is a Margaux a Bordeaux?

Margaux is an important appellation in the Haut-M├ędoc district of Bordeaux, southwestern France. Located 25 kilometers (15 miles) north of the city of Bordeaux, the appellation is famous for producing supple, perfumed wines, predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon.

Where is it in the vintage ratings for Bordeaux?

Bordeaux 2014: Where is it in the vintage ratings? Much to the delight (and surprise) of many tasters, Bordeaux has produced very good wine in 2014. It is certainly the best since 2010 and much of the talk at the en primeurs has been about where it ranks and which vintages it most resembles.

What was the weather like in Bordeaux in 2014?

The winter was extremely mild, the warmest in 10 years but it also brought vast volumes of rain. January and February were particularly waterlogged, which created extremely humid conditions. However, despite the damp, budbreak was both successful and far earlier than usual, kickstarting the growing season.

Which is part of Bordeaux is under discussion?

(Image: Sunrise over Latour, view from Pichon Lalande, during Bordeaux 2014 en primeur week. Credit: Chris Mercer) That, of course, depends on who you talk to and which part of Bordeaux is under discussion.

Which is the best Bordeaux wine of 2014?

For obvious reasons, it bears no relation to 2003 or 2009. And 2014 is undoubtedly considerably better than 2007 and 2002. Some have ranked it alongside 2008, but most rate it higher. A tiny minority of Bordelais, who shall remain nameless, have touted that it is similar, even as good as 2010.