Comments: Bernard Magrez
“The most knowledgeable people, be they château-owners or not, say that this 2016 vintage is something approaching the 2010. It is undoubtedly a remarkable vintage and one which is superior to the 2015. Bordeaux deserves it after the difficulties of 2011, 2012 and 2013. And the 2016 will be the best antidote to “Bordeaux Bashing”.
To the displeasure of some perhaps, Bordeaux with its unique wines is unbeatable – wines of great class and great charm. Let us remember the 2009s and 2010s. Contrary to what we were thinking, the Semillon is incredible this year and the Cabernets as well. The non-stop rain of the first few months of the year gave us some concern but autumn calmed those nerves. Viticulture just like life, is made better and more interesting by its continual changing. As far as pricing is concerned, we remain true to our philosophy and promise – reasonable prices across the range of our wines. We don’t choose the price with regards to our neighbor but rather to appeal to our consumers around the world.”