The 2015 vintage for Bordeaux is proving to be exceptional, with incredible barrel ratings. This is holding true across appellation and classification; and is cause for celebration as it’s being compared to 2005 and 2009 in terms of consistency in quality. The year brought ideal conditions throughout the growing season and producers were able to capitalize on this good fortune handily.
Buying Bordeaux en primeur is ideal for securing the vintage at an excellent price as well as stocking up on special bottles from the finest producers. Consider reserving magnums for future celebrations or bottles that can be enjoyed decades into the future.
If you’re looking for absolutely stellar exemplars from the vintage, select the Petrus Pomerol which has two independent ratings of 100 and carries the suggestion that it may be one of the ultimate vintages in the last hundred years. The 2015 La Mission Haut-Brion is a particularly exciting wine, also boasting a perfect rating and sure to be “a modern classic.” Or you might enjoy the velvety Pichon-Baron, the beautifully structured Palmer Margaux, or the exquisite bouquet of the Pape Clement, or perhaps the elegant and polished Grand-Puy-Lacoste. You simply can’t go wrong. Cantermerle is being touted as the best ever, representing true value.
Due to their locations, the climatic conditions, and the precise elements of their terroir, several areas had commendable results with the 2015 vintage. Here are a few of our recommendations.
Now is the ideal time to reserve with wines expected to begin shipping later this year. By placing your order now, you will secure some of the most desirable bottles available at a reasonable price. Already demand is picking up and we’re seeing both collectors as well as new wine enthusiasts expressing a great deal of interest in 2015 Bordeaux.