In an Article in the Financial Times from Jancis Robinson in February - She stated:
'I have just had the pleasure of wallowing in the best bordeaux vintage I will probably ever taste: 2016. It’s more consistent than 2015, as tannic as 2010 but with riper tannins, much more precise than 2009, and just more everything than most vintages.
We had some 2016's put away for a few years, but have now brought them out for earlier sale than we expected, such is their present joy. If you can afford to put some wine away,do it with 2016 Bordeaux. Robinson goes on 'Perhaps the most thrilling aspect of 2016 for this value-conscious northerner is that, the vintage is so consistent that there are many good wines in the lower ranks' Get the 2016's while you can.
Another Critic James Suckling says of said of the vintage:
'Some winemakers in Bordeaux are calling the 2016 vintage part of “the second coming of Bordeaux” due to the overall excellent quality of the wines and their unique character.And after tasting more than 1,300 wines from 2016 a few weeks ago in Bordeaux, I must agree'
'You can buy just about anything bottled in Bordeaux in the 2016 vintage from the simplest Bordeaux to the grandest of classified growths or trophy wines from the Right Bank and be assured you’re getting a top-quality wine'
If you've never bought wine to put away, and you are in a position to do so,now is the time to put a few bottles, or a full case away. Wine appreciates in value when cases are unopened and full. But even if it's for future drinking for yourself, here are three Wines from this spectacular vintage that won't break the bank altogether.