Bordeaux 2017 primeurs report – part 1


For more specific comments and my tasting notes on individual appellations, see the articles published throughout this week and this guideSee also Bordeaux 2017 report – part 2. The photo on the right shows a map of some of the Cheval Blanc vineyards, precisely parcellated as so many are these days, to the benefit of the wines. 

Here I offer a broad overview that focuses mainly on the red wines, which after all make up the lion’s share – around 90% – of Bordeaux’s output. I will discuss the dry whites and Sauternes in today’s tasting articles...