2018 Bordeaux is the most fascinating game of two halves.
The first half of the 2018 growing season was diabolical but the second half was sublime. The biggest question is which Châteaux coped with the conditions and made the finest wines. 2018 En Primeur Bordeaux is anything but predictable, with shocks and surprises in every region, and so it is more vital than ever that keen collectors do their research.
I am of the mind that some Châteaux have made their finest wines ever in this vintage, but others have fallen short. As early prices have started to emerge perhaps the Bordelais will price this vintage correctly. We shall see. In any event, my Report covers the extraordinary and unique weather conditions which gave rise to these remarkable wines, with 344 tasting notes and scores.
This is a 100% independent view on the 2018 Bordeaux vintage and I hope that it will enable you to make highly informed decisions on which wines to buy for your cellar.
It is a great report and your introduction is spot on.
I look closely at Matthew Jukes’ tasting notes: he is a great art critic, with a personality that cannot be influenced.
It is always a pleasure to see Matthieu Jukes every year. We find his kind comments full and clear.
Matthew is a true wine lover who goes directly to the properties for a deep understanding of the weather, terroir and winemaker. His reports are detailed, fair and concise.
Very detailed and gives great insight to your readers.
Clear and well-written.
Your comments are really precise.