Bordeaux 2017 – dry whites


As I noted at the start of my Bordeaux 2017 report – part 1, published today, this seems to be a very good vintage for dry whites. The first few wines I tasted the day after I arrived in Bordeaux were promising, though I had to ask myself if they tasted so good because they came after a string of young reds and thus provided wonderful refreshment and a sensory interval from tannins, even though the tannins are generally on the supple side this year. 

During the week the whites remained in the minority – roughly one in eight...