Our first day of the En Primeur tasting season started with most of the top 2016 Sauternes at Chateau Guiraud – thank you to our old friend Xavier Planty, Clemence and Mathilde for organising the wines.
The exceptions were d’Yquem and Climens which we then tasted at the chateau, Climens from the barrels as they, as usual, have not yet blended the wine. We ended the day at Chateau Filhot – thank you to Gabriel and Amicie for your hospitality.
During the day we were treated to two superb vertical tastings at Guiraud and Filhot – it is important after all to put the current vintage into context! Tasting videos for the 2016s will follow soon – watch out for them during the week ahead! Bill Blatch