James Suckling has announced his top 100 wines of 2018, and his overall winner: Canon 2015. According to the critic, he “knew back in 2016 what would be [his] wine of the year in 2018” because he was “blown away by the superb quality of the 2015 vintage” in Bordeaux.
In his tasting notes, Suckling called Canon 2015 a “wine of a lifetime”, describing it as “seductive” and “perfect”, noting its “silky and deep, ribbon-like finish”.
Other favourites of Suckling’s include Belair Monange, Solaia and Vieux Chateau Certan, while several represent particularly good value. Donhoff Dellchen Riesling GG 2017, for example, ranked third and is currently has a Liv-ex Market Price of £460. Taylor’s 2016, meanwhile, placed fourth and has a Market Price of £586.
Overall, Suckling said that “Bordeaux dominated the list with almost two dozen wines and rightly so considering the greatness of the 2015”. He went on to say that this year’s list “has so many exceptional wines” and “they are wines that all of us dream about drinking again and enjoying a moment with family and friends to taste and savour their greatness”.