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2017 Bordeaux Barrel Tastings: Top Dessert Wines

Tasting notes and scores for 17 Bordeaux dessert wine barrel samples
© Château Suduiraut / S. Chapuis
The 2017 vintage looks solid for Sauternes and Barsac properties.
James Molesworth
Posted: March 30, 2018


Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth is in Bordeaux to taste the 2017 vintage from barrel to determine the quality and character of the young wines, in order to inform wine lovers who may be considering buying them en primeur, or as futures.

While spending a few weeks in the region, Molesworth visits numerous châteaus, interviews many vintners and evaluates hundreds of wines, some at the châteaus and most in blind tastings organized by Wine Spectator at independent locations. Below are reviews, with scores and full tasting notes, for sweet white Bordeaux barrel samples.


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