2017 Vintage in brief
A good to very good vintage in the leading communes of the Northern Medoc, Pessac/Graves, and over in St Emilion and Pomerol. Wines of freshness and excellent ripeness thanks to minimal rainfall and cooler than average summer temperatures. The closest vintage for quality comparison is 2014 and many wines are closer to 2015 and even 2016 in some cases.
Lisa Perrotti Brown, Wine Advocate
“Here is a vintage where pockets of extraordinary wines possessing great depth and super ripe, super fine-grained tannins can be found, achieving ripeness in some cases at around 13% alcohol. This is a quality and style of Bordeaux that we have not seen in many, many years and, without getting into a long-winded discussion about the possible impact of climate change on wine styles, is something of a miracle in our modern times.
They possess the structure and intensity of fruit to evolve incredibly and be very long-lived.”