The Union Des Grand Crus De Bordeaux roadshow passed through NYC this week with an ocean of silky and velvety 2015s, ready to drink now.
Weather-wise 2015 was a good year for all varieties. But the whites seem to have been especially favored, including the blanc from Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte. Among the velvety reds, Chateau La Gaffeliere, St. Emilion, was tasting well. From St. Julien, Chateau Gruaud Larose and Chateau Lagrange, with their higher levels of cab, are sturdy and sublime (now and for the long haul).
For under $20, Chateau de Chantegrive (blanc et rouge) is a terrific value.