2017 Bordeaux Barrel Tastings: Top Dry Whites

Tasting notes and scores for 25 Bordeaux dry white barrel samples
2017 Bordeaux Barrel Tastings: Top Dry Whites
Mouton-Rothschild's Aile d'Argent white made the list of top 2017 barrel samples. (Courtesy of Château Mouton-Rothschild / Deepix)
Apr 2, 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 dry white Bordeaux barrel samples.

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