The 2018 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Two Firsts, After Lunch

Before visiting Châteaus Lafite and Mouton-Rothschild, checking in on progress at Lynch Bages
The 2018 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Two Firsts, After Lunch
Château Mouton-Rothschild's 2018 has a long, long life ahead. (Courtesy of Château Mouton-Rothschild / Deepix)
Apr 1, 2019
Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth is in Bordeaux to taste the 2018 vintage and visit top châteaus. Here are his tasting notes on the newest vintages from Châteaus Lafite and Mouton-Rothschild, and Lynch Bages.

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