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2016 Bordeaux Barrel Tastings: Top Dessert Wines

Tasting notes and scores for 16 Bordeaux dessert wine barrel samples
Pistolet Bleu
James Molesworth
Posted: April 4, 2017

Wine Spectator’s James Molesworth is in Bordeaux to taste the 2016 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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