Food & Drink | May 20, 2016 5:00 am

Wine Experts: 2015 Bordeaux Vintage Is Golden

Bordeaux Wines
(AFP Photo/Georges Gobet)
(AFP Photo/Georges Gobet)

Winemakers in Bordeaux, cheered by last year’s ideal growing conditions, said they expect 2015 to be a favorable vintage.

Expert buyers have also confirmed the prediction. “It’s a great vintage with precise wines, better than any we’ve ever made,” said oenologist Michel Rolland at the region’s annual futures tastings. “It has the power of the 2005s and … the body and sunny charm of the 2009s.”

Wine expert Stephan Toutoundji of tasting laboratory Oenoteam in Libourne, France, said the exceptional quality was true across all the Bordeaux labels for 2015, “on a par with the last great ones—2005, 2009 and 2010.”

The high praise was encouraging news for Bordeaux growers after a lackluster 2013 and an average 2014.