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:
CHÂTEAU TROTTEVIEILLE ST.-EMILION
CHÂTEAU PAPE CLÉMENT PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
CHÂTEAU RAUZAN-SÉGLA MARGAUX
CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR ST.-ESTÈPHE
CHÂTEAU PICHON-LONGUEVILLE BARON PAUILLAC
CHÂTEAU PAVIE DECESSE ST.-EMILION
CHÂTEAU BÉLAIR-MONANGE ST.-EMILION
CHÂTEAU DUCRU-BEAUCAILLOU ST.-JULIEN
CHÂTEAU LA CONSEILLANTE POMEROL
CHÂTEAU LÉOVILLE LAS CASES ST.-JULIEN
CHÂTEAU PAVIE ST.-EMILION
CHÂTEAU MOUTON ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
CHÂTEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD PAUILLAC
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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