Bill Spohn wrote:It would surprise me to hear anyone knowledgeable in Bordeaux condemn this vintage wholesale as 'crap'. If you are selective there are many decent wines. This was also the case in 1993, mostly on the right bank. If you want to pass simplistic judgements about a whole vintage, you'd be much safer with 1991 and 1992.
1994 doesn't fit in with the view that many seem to hold of Bordeaux today that it has to be fleshy, ripe, covered in baby fat for it to be 'good'. Whatever happened to the leaner, more sinewy style of Bordeaux? You can find some like that in 1994.
I have enjoyed Cos, all three Leovilles, Pontet Canet, Cheval-Blanc, Rauzan-Segla, Pichon-Lalande, Palmer, Haut-Bailly , La Louviere and more. I also enjoy continuing to work my way through a bunch of white de Fieuzals that I picked up at a good price many years ago. Good wines and thanks to the prevailing opinion of the vintage, good prices too.