2017 is another strong vintage of the delicious, sweet white wines of Bordeaux. Better in Sauternes than Barsac, and better than many of the red wines from the vintage, there are several strong wines worth looking at.
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Bordeaux is 90% red wine. Of course that is what Bordeaux is famous for. But the dry white Bordeaux wines with their crisp fruits and blazing acidity steals the show.
It’s ironic that Bordeaux is often most famous as a region for the best, and often expensive wines. But as you should already know, what Bordeaux does best is produce millions of cases of well priced, value wines and petit chateau.
2017 Saint Emilion Tasting Notes Ratings Harvest info for all the Best Wines
2017 Pomerol produced stunning wines from those vineyards located on the peak of the plateau. In fact, the wine of the vintage comes from Pomerol. But for those not located on the plateau, 2017 is more difficult.
2017 Pessac Leognan suffered the most difficulties of the major appellations due to the frost. But some of those that survived managed to produce good wine, especially dry, white Bordeaux wine.
2017 Margaux is a mixed bag. There are success and wines that are less successful. Knowing who made the best wines is imperative this year.