Bordeaux 2017 – Pauillac

See this guide to all our coverage of the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux. My picture shows the stony old-vine vineyard closest to Ch Latour. 

Phillipe Dhalluin, director at Chx Mouton Rothschild, d’Armailhac and Clerc Milon, shares the belief of François-Xavier Borie of Ch Grand-Puy-Lacoste that 2017 is the vintage to exorcise the 'curse of the 7s'. He went on to say that the problem for them was not frost but drought, which had more severe consequences for stress-intolerant Merlot than for the Cabernet Sauvignon. They had less top-quality Cabernet Franc this year as well, which explains the higher than usual...

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