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Early April saw one of the most highly anticipated tastings in Bordeaux ever. The press, critics and merchants have been out in force to taste the 2022 Bordeaux out of barrel. To say there is excitement would be an understatement, everyone is fizzing. To get an idea here are some statements from notable winemakers and critics.
"A Monumental Vintage." Veronique Dausse – Phelan Segur
"This vintage is unlike any I’ve vinified over the last forty years. The aromatic palettes are immense, as the fruit has been preserved at all stages, with aromas of red and black fruit and an intense floral flavour. The colours are bright and deep, intense and shiny. In the mouth, it's ample, generous, smooth, never heavy, with endless pleasure for the palate.The tannins are fresh, sapid and always enveloped. This is a vintage that one rarely encounters in a lifetime as a winemaker." Hubert de Boüard – Chateau Angelus
"This is the 40th year I have tasted barrel samples in Bordeaux, but I have never come across anything like the 2022 vintage […] For me personally, it sets a new benchmark for Bordeaux after my first reference vintage for the region from barrel, 1982. […] In all, I rated more than 1,100 wines with Associate Editor Andrii Stetsiuk. It was a massive tasting over three weeks. […] there was high quality from top to bottom […] The 2022 is not the same as 1982, but its wines share some of the attractive youthful character, even though strong tannins are hidden under the fruit. The wines of 2022 also share some of the character of wines from recent hot vintages like 2015, 2018 and 2020 as well as the tannins of 2016." James Suckling
WHAT TO BUY
For the Bordeaux lover this is undoubtedly a must have vintage. We’ll be offering all the big names, but also using our extensive contacts to find you the smart buys.
The first offers are expected in early May.