bordeaux17lbordeaux17mbordeaux17eTo help chase away the melancholy, Bordeaux Grand Cru producers, with their precise wines from the “classic” 2014 vintage, are barnstorming America.

With the world awash in bold and exciting wines, Bordeaux producers are making adjustments to  stay in the game, and attract younger wine enthusiasts, including (on the left bank) blends that are heavier in Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon — and drinkable when they are released.

Our favorites from a recent tasting of 2014 Grand Crus: Chateau Lynch-Bages, Chateau Kirwan, Chateau Siran, Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Phelan Segur, Chateau Beau Sejour Becot, and Chateau Canon.