Bordeaux 2017 – Pessac-Léognan and Graves reds


See this guide to all our coverage of the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux. 

At the time of harvest in Pessac-Léognan, which started at the end of August for the dry whites and finished with the reds in the second week of October, crop losses due to the late-April frosts were estimated at 33% for the reds and 42% for the whites. It was one of the earliest harvests in the last decade. Jean-Philippe Delmas of Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion said rather regretfully that he had to cut short his holiday in Italy.

It was not only early but extended...