"I came [to Bolgheri] in 1990 and fell in love with the landscape. I started tasting Sassicaia and Ornellaia and found that their international varieties were perfectly suited to the Bolgheri terroir."—Marilisa Allegrini of Poggio Al Tesoro
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2017 BORDEAUX BARREL TASTINGS Following the stellar 2015 and 2016 vintages, Bordeaux's 2017 growing season got off to a frigid start, with frosts that devastated some vineyards. But for those less affected, quality looks promising. It's a vintage of haves and have-nots, says senior editor James Molesworth, and that makes his annual trip to taste the young wines from barrel all the more critical. Which 2017s will be worth buying as futures? Look for his blog posts highlighting top châteaus and estates to watch. Plus, get his scores and tasting notes for hundreds of Bordeaux reds, dry whites and sweet wines.
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