Bordeaux 2016 from the Wine Cellar Insider – Part 1
This report covers wines from two appellations, the Haut Medoc and the Medoc , as well as Listrac and Moulis . Those two main areas are massive. Due to their size, as you would expect, the terroir and soils are variable. Terroir really mattered this year, because 2016 Bordeaux is a vintage marked by extremes. The first half of the year was so wet, people were using arks to traverse the vineyards. The summer on the other hand was incredibly dry, making 2016 Bordeaux one of the driest vintages in record. So, the terroir needed the ability to drain the excess moisture during the rainy periods, and hold onto the water, to avoid the vines shutting down, or in the case of young vines, even die! This is a difficult thing to do, for most soils.
To read the full article on the 2016 Bordeaux vintage in the Haut Medoc, Listrac and Moulis appellations, please read more in The Wine Cellar Insider http://www.
thewinecellarinsider.com/2017/ 04/2016-haut-medoc-medoc-wine- tasting-notes-ratings/