What are the Best Wines of Bordeaux According to Wine Critics?

Here is the professional opinion by a renowned critic Mr. James Suckling.

 

Many of my friends and clients ask me what are the best wines in Bordeaux. 

The truth is that It is always a matter of personal preference, however, if you want to rely on professional opinion, here is one from the renowned wine critic James Suckling.

On November 1, 2019, James Suckling published his list of Top 100 Wines of 2019.

15 Bordeaux wines, all in the 2016 vintage made it to the list:

98/100 points:

CHÂTEAU TROTTEVIEILLE ST.-EMILION  2016

CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT PESSAC-LÉOGNAN 2016

CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA MARGAUX 2016

CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR ST.-ESTÈPHE 2016

 

99/100 points:

CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON PAUILLAC  2016  

CHÂTEAU PAVIE DECESSE ST.-EMILION 2016

CHÂTEAU BÉLAIR-MONANGE ST.-EMILION 2016

CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU ST.-JULIEN 2016

 

100/100 points:

CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE POMEROL 2016

COS-D’ESTOURNEL ST.-ESTÈPHE 2016

CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES ST.-JULIEN 2016

CHÂTEAU PAVIE ST.-EMILION 2016

CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC 2016

CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC 2016

 

These 2016 bottles can be aged for years and will get even better with the time. 

To drink now, you may want to open slightly older vintages of Bordeaux, for example 2000, 2005, 2009, or 2010.  

The chart of the best Bordeaux vintages by Robert Parker, the Wine Advocate, can be helpful when selecting the right vintage.

See if you favourite chateaux and vintages are available for sale at a Bordeaux merchant shop.

Enjoy your Bordeaux wine!

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For other tips about Bordeaux wine and Bordeaux wine travel visit my blog.

 

By POLINA


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Hi, my name is Polina. I am a sommelier and a wine tour guide in Bordeaux, France.

I organize private Bordeaux wine tours.

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