Nach der Malo: Andrew Black über Bordeaux 2016

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Erste Stimmen zum anstehenden Jahrgang 2016 hat der renommierte britische Journalist Andrew Black in seiner Wahlheimat Bordeaux bereits eingefangen:

Bordeaux 2016: Andrew Black über den Jahrgang

Inzwischen haben die Trauben die Malolaktische Gärung hinter sich gebracht. Aus diesem Grund hat Andrew Black nach einer erneuten Einschätzung des Jahrgangs gefragt. Haben sich die ersten Eindrücke gefestigt oder muss die positive Einschätzung revidiert werden?

Andrew Black – Première Presse

The 2016 vintage -post-malolactic

Midway between the harvest and primeurs week, this edition of Première Presse focuses on the producers’ first impressions of the wines of 2016 after their malo-lactic fermentation. While growers are often reluctant to predict the quality of the vintage straight after the harvest, the completion of the “malo” provides them with a better glimpse of the potential of the vintage as it begins its ageing in barrel.  While it is not unusual for Bordeaux growers to hype the vintage in preparation for the primeurs campaign, it would appear that the 2016 vintage is already making a big impression on them as they taste their different batches. There’s even a suggestion that 2015 and 2016 may be a repeat of 2009 and 2010, not just in quality but also to some extent in style. Wishing all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!“ – Andrew Black

Bordeaux 2016: Stimmen zum Jahrgang

Pierre-Olivier Clouet (Château Yquem & Cheval Blanc):

I would say that at this stage the 2016 is more expressive than the 2010. What’s more, the wine is integrating the new oak at an amazing rate.

Pauline Vauthier (Château Ausone):

The average production of Ausone is 18,000 bottles. For the 2016 vintage it will be about 21,000.

Alexandre Thienpont (Vieux Château Certan):

Considering the severe drought we had in 2016, I’m absolutely stunned by the high quality of this vintage.The First Wine at VCC in 2016 will be superior to 2015.

Frédéric Faye (Château Figeac):

The IPTs are high, but the tannins are nicely integrated in the wine. The tannin index is one thing; the quality of the texture is another.

Vincent Priou (Château Beauregard):

With its balanced tannins, alcohol and acidity, 2016 puts me in mind of the 2010 vintage. It also has the same fullness and richness.