Bordeaux 2018 – dry whites


This is the first of Julia's Bordeaux 2018 tasting articles. Next week we will publish tasting notes on more than 400 red 2018 Bordeaux, as well as the second part of her overview of the vintage. See this guide to the entirety of our coverage of this exceptional vintage. 

Bordeaux's white grape varieties had far less to gain from 2018's long, dry, sunny late summer than Merlot, the Cabernets and other dark-skinned varieties although a dry August and early September meant that picking was leisurely and on many estates finished in mid September just before the red harvest began. 

Some châteaux produced...