2014 REDS – BORDEAUX’S NORTHERN SOUL VINTAGE

Bordeaux produced a very good vintage in 2014. Sometimes it’s extremely good, even if it only knocks on the door of 2009/10 greatness rather than actually stepping over the threshold. Having spent a week in the region tasting hundreds of samples, I would rate 2014 ahead of 2008 and alongside vintages I really enjoy drinking, such as 2001, ’04 and ’06. These may not be from the same top drawer as 2000, ’05, ’09 or ’10 but they are certainly years in which delicious wines were made, which are already proving their mettle in the cellars of canny buyers.