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2017 Bordeaux Barrel Tasting: Red Bordeaux by Appellation

Tasting notes and scores for 210 barrel samples reviewed
© Château Pichon-Longueville Baron / S. Chapuis
Pichon Baron's 2017 is among the vintage's top-rated barrel samples.
James Molesworth
Posted: April 3, 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 more than 200 red Bordeaux barrel samples.


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