Bordeaux 2017 – sweet whites


See this guide to all our coverage of the 2017 vintage in Bordeaux. This picture, taken at the Bordeaux Gold tasting, shows how carefully the samples are protected from light at this rather fragile stage of their development. 

There's very little to be said about how difficult it was for the Sauternais and Barsacois in 2017 that has not already been written in Bill Blatch's report on the wines. Barsac was worst hit. Some châteaux, mostly notably Climens, produced neither grand vin nor second vin, others such as Ch de Myrat produced a mere 20% of their normal...