The wines were lighter than expected for the reds without the heavy structure required for long-term aging. As a result, they are relatively for early drinking, which is about the right time now. However, some excellent examples were still with the best exhibiting plush forest fruit, ripe tannins and well-balanced acidity. While it is true that all wines tended to lack body and ripe fruit while staying incredibly tannic, the wines we selected here are relatively bodied by a higher merlot content(for example, Cantemerle, Giscours, La Lagfne, Malescote St Eupery, Montrose and Pontet Canet) than usual.
The 2007 vintage was not spectacular for Bordeaux, but some good wines were still made, especially regarding the top Cabernet of the Left Bank. However, even the best wines were hard-pushed to deliver at the prices they were initially asking. Most wines will likely be near their best; the very best may be drinking well now. They are of great value.