Bordeaux is Back

If there were ever a time to dig into Bordeaux, it’s now, writes James Suck­ling. The days of over-ex­tracted and over­wooded wines seem to be over. The 2014 reds show har­mony and fi­nesse, and the dry whites dis­play elec­tri­fy­ing acid­ity with fan­tas­tic den­sit

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100 points

Château mou­ton rothschild Pauillac

In­cred­i­ble io­dine, oys­ter, cur­rants, peat and cedar, yet sub­tle. Full body, chewy yet pol­ished tan­nins, and great depth and com­plex­ity on the fin­ish. I love the spice and blue­berry char­ac­ter on the fin­ish. Vi­brant. A sexy style of Mou­ton. Try drink­ing this in 2022. 99 points

Château La mis­sion haut-brion BLANC Pes­sac-léog­nan

So much lemon, pineap­ple and green pa­paya on the nose here. Stones and salt block, too. Full-bod­ied and dense with a creamy and lay­ered mouth­feel. Pow­er­ful and ag­ile at the same time. Ex­cep­tional. Ri­vals the 100-point 2011 La Mis­sion. Drink if you can find it.

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Château au­sone saint-emilion Fab­u­lous aro­mas of cur­rants, rose petals, dried straw­berry and hints of lemon rind, wet earth and chalk. Full and dense and so com­pacted. What a tex­ture. Phe­nom­e­nal. Needs five to six years to open, but it’s a joy to taste. Amaz­ing. Such en­ergy. From or­gan­i­cally grown grapes as well. I’m in awe.

Château Lafleur Pomerol Fan­tas­tic on the nose. Ex­u­ber­ant aro­mas of laven­der, to­bacco, ci­gar box, vi­o­lets and sliced plum. Medium to full body. It builds on the palate and goes on for­ever. Speech­less. Such fi­nesse and beauty. Just a hint of spices. What a glo­ri­ous, hy­per-clas­sic wine. Coup de foudre!

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