There is a wealth of choice of critical reporting on Bordeaux 2015. Maybe too much for any one voice to be heard. Perhaps the merchant's view is becoming more important again in the absence of the absolute arbiter that has been Robert Parker - but in the end it is your casting vote - 'is it worth a punt?' - that matters.
Today is the day when we expect Neal Martin's verdict on the 2015 vintage. Many critics have already given their opinions, with a rave review (six hundred pointers and lots of 'best-evers') from James Suckling (jamessuckling.com), enthusiastic set of notes from Roger Voss of the Wine Enthusiast (wineenthusiast.
'Sleeper of the Vintage' A long-term customer asked me today about what he called 'Captain Bob's jargon'. 'Please tell me what 'a major sleeper of the vintage' means! When I first saw this term, often used by Robert Parker, I thought it meant the wine needed many years cellaring.