In her latest report, Anson says that “although there were clear winners over on the Right Bank, as a rule my average points are one or two below the Left Bank”. She went on to say that “there are still some brilliant wines if you know where to look, and Pomerol was a particular highlight”.
Anson’s top-scoring wine was Trotanoy, which she awarded 100 points. In her tasting note, she said that it “has more than lived up to its promise” and added that it “needs to be put away and forgotten about, and then – wow – it’s going to make those lucky enough to own it very happy”.
Trotanoy is the third Bordeaux 2016 wine to receive a perfect in-bottle score from Anson: The Left Bank’s Leoville Las Cases and Lafite Rothschild also received top marks.
Overall, Anson notes that “2016 is still an extremely strong year overall […] but for overall enjoyment, the Left Bank seems to have had the best of the vintage”.
Jane Anson’s top-scoring Right Bank wines can be found in the table below. You can find the full report on Decanter.com, here.
*Jane Anson has not yet tasted the 2016 wines from Angelus, Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Pavie, Clinet, Le Pin and Lafleur in bottle. Scores for these wines will be published on Decanter in the coming weeks.