2018 Bordeaux Barrel Tasting

James Molesworth is tasting barrel samples in Bordeaux to get a first look at the 2018 vintage. Follow along with his winery reports, scores and tasting notes
2018 Bordeaux Barrel Tasting
Château Calon-Ségur's 2018 vintage is resting in barrel. (Serge Chapuis)
Mar 27, 2019
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth returns to Bordeaux for two weeks to taste the 2018 vintage from barrel and visit some of the region's top estates. Follow along with his winery reports and reviews of the young red, white and sweet wines; his barrel scores and tasting notes will help guide anyone interested in purchasing the wines as futures.

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