St Emillion was the focus at Teddington Wine Society this month, with a similar line up of wines to the Richmond tastings a couple of weeks before.
Once again the variety of vintages we tasted highlighted the importance of vintage in Bordeaux. The 2010’s were full-bodied, plump and structured, with potential for good ageing. Whereas the 2012 Capet Guillier was more forward and approachable as befitting the less favourable conditions of that year.
The Chateau La Croizille 2005 eminently showed off the power of this sensational vintage with at least another 10-15 years ageing ahead of it.
We finished off with the utterly delicious Chateaux Laville 2009, a gloriously unctuous and rich Sauternes.