Bordeaux 2017 primeurs report – part 2


See also yesterday's vintage report – part 1 and this guide to our past and forthcoming coverage of the vintage. 

Unexpected blends 

The skill of blending, like that of tasting, may come more naturally to some than to others but experience is the key: knowing what your plots will give you and then being able to imagine the future trajectory of a wine based on previous vintages.

Many château have reduced the size of their fermenters and increased the number of fermentation batches so that they can ferment, and age, more parcels separately. Pictured here are the new shapely...