THE GREAT CLARET TASTING 2016 – BORDEAUX 2012

This year the Southwold ‘Great Claret Tasting’ put the 2012 Bordeaux vintage through its paces. Each year a group of us spend three days assessing the most recently-shipped vintage via an intensive blind tasting. Our number include wine critics Jancis Robinson, Neal Martin and Steven Spurrier; most of the country’s major Bordeaux merchants are represented – including Vinum’s Lindsay Hamilton; and there are six Masters of Wine amongst the group.