Great Wines of the World Masterclass: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2015 Vintage

Date(s) - December 11, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

James Suckling Wine Central


Great Wines of the World Masterclass Series: Bordeaux 2016 vs 2015 Masterclass Tasting with wine critic James Suckling.


BORDEAUX 2016 vs. 2015 VINTAGE

Masterclass Tasting with James Suckling

December 11, 2020 (Thursday); 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

@ James Suckling Wine Central

Is 2015 or 2016 better for Bordeaux?

“The 2015 vintage lives up to its great potential in every sense of the word…the wines show wonderful harmony, intensity, structure and freshness. Exciting and exquisite, the best of 2015s benefit enormously from this freshness quality, which derives from the slightly higher acidity and lower alcohol levels.” – James Suckling, February 2018

“…The 2016 vintage is “the second coming of Bordeaux” due to the overall excellent quality of the wines and their unique character. We are impressed with the freshness and structure as well as their purity and transparency. The wines have a classicism that reminds me of the great wines of the 1980s, but they have much more precision and clarity due to advances in viticulture and winemaking since then.” – James Suckling, February 2019

Both are outstanding years but let’s see which vintage is looking best from the glass with James.


Château Bélair-Monange St.-Emilion 2015

Château Croix de Labrie St.-Emilion 2015

Château Faugères St.-Emilion 2016

Château Giscours Margaux 2015

Château La Tour Carnet Haut-Médoc 2016

Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan 2016

Château TrotteVieille St.-Emilion 2015

Château Valandraud St.-Emilion 2016

Virginie de Valandraud Bordeaux Blanc 2016

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to taste these outstanding wines together with internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling.

This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2020 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month – a series of curated tasting events featuring 100 of the world’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at:

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The majority of the wines featured in these classes (200+ in total including all 100-pointers) can be tasted during our Tasting Weeks on November 16 – 22, 2020 and November 30 – December 6, 2020 !