The 2015 Bordeaux vintage

My thoughts on the 2015 Bordeaux vintage…thoughts differ between chateaus and communes….

It is similar to the 2010 vintage but not entirely..per the reviews I found the wines to be quite delightful…similar to the 2010 vintage the wines showed pure, ripe, elegant, and pretty fruit. Good acidity keeps these wines fresh and balanced. The tannins are sizable (not huge)…and seem to widen on the palate..The wines are ageable but also approachable. To be expected, winemaking expertise is exceptional as these chateaus historically produce the best of the region….Whereas the 2010’s were although just as lovely if not more so…they were also more tight and rigid….hinting of evolving beauty through the decades while maintaining some serious structure…the 2015’s are more generous strutting their stuff now in oppose to waiting until later…

My favs….the whites, All the Pessac Leognan’s, all the right banks, and 3rd growth Margaux’s the herbed truffle cows milk cheese, the meat/cheese/ fig crostini thing-y, and my Date Gayoung Kim….(lol)

My not so favs…the house made pimento cheese on a biscuit (weird), the weather, the Sauternes (only two shown), the Moulis and some of the other outer appellations, the 2nd growth left banks particularly the St. Estephe’s (great potential but too massive to be enjoyed now)

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