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Posted on 2018-05-10

Evaluating the future quality of the 2017 Bordeaux vintage

For six days in early April, Nick Martin and Jonathan Reeve abandoned the relative safety of Wine Owners’ HQ and headed to Bordeaux, to tackle several hundred young (unfinished) Bordeaux wines of the new 2017 vintage. Bristling with tannins, these wines were as primal and raw as they will be at any point in their life. Top-end Bordeaux wines are extremely structured (charpenté), full of acidity and tannins. They’re built for the long haul, not for early consumption. Most of the 2017 we tried won’t be drinkable for another six years at least. When we tasted them they were just six months old.

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Posted in: In the press, on 2018-05-10.
Tags: 2018 fine wine market, Bordeaux, Bordeaux 2017, Bordeaux en primeur, en primeur, fine wine, fine wine market, Jonathan Reeve, Nick Martin, primeurs, Property Chronicle, wine, wine investment, Wine Owners,

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