Southwold 2017s – whites

2017 white bordeaux empty bottles at the Southwold tasting

The final of three reports on this year's Southwold-on-Thames blind tasting of 2017 bordeaux. See Tom's reports on right-bank reds and left-bank reds published earlier this week. See this guide to our coverage of 2017 bordeaux. Above, all the wines tasted.

Dry whites

The 2017s have fulfilled their potential and there are several excellent examples here. There were a few ups and downs as some struggled to find harmony between acidity and fruit intensity, but the best examples are both lively and rich in flavour. Ch Smith Haut Lafitte was the group’s choice and I confess I may have...