Bordeaux 2018

That’s pretty straight forward – but allow me to clarify. Over my forty-plus year career in the wine business, my tasting experience with Bordeaux with a broad number of top properties goes back as far as 1959 (which was both a great vintage and my birth year so I have had ample opportunities to taste and drink those wines). While I have tasted numerous Bordeaux wines from before 1959, I am most comfortable with 1959 and forward. So I’ll state that 2018 is the “best vintage” of my lifetime – which is a pretty bold statement given 1959, 1961, 1966, 1970, 1982, 1989, 1990,1995, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015, and 2016, all of which are great vintages. So how can I single out 2018 as the best of that span, especially given the lack of hype for 2018? Glad you asked. (Read More)

Please click here to see Spec’s 2018 Bordeaux Futures offer including tasting notes from Bear Dalton
Orders may be placed with wine sales staff at any of the larger Spec’s stores.

3 thoughts on “Bordeaux 2018

  1. Wow ! Bold statement. Look forward to reading through. Have been partial to 82’s. Loved 83 Sauternes.

    The Bordeauxlaise have a saying about my birthyear…

    ‘The only problem with the 62’s is the 61’s !’


  2. Bear,
    Any chance I can get a few minutes of your time to talk about and buy a case if 2018? I’m not looking for first growth, but for something affordable and decent.

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