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Bordeaux 2017: The Round Up
27 June 2018

We cannot remember a campaign where the perception of a vintage has diverged so much from the reality. It would seem that the general assessment from collectors is that 2017 is a 2014 minus, when it is clear to us, the press, our competitors and the Bordelais that this vintage is a big step up on the very tasty 2014s. Perhaps the curse of vintages ending in seven has struck again… Baptiste Guinaudeau of Chateau Lafleur describes it as a clear continuation of 2015 and 2016 in terms of quality. The best wines have poise, elegance and genuine depth of fruit, alongside glorious freshness and low alcohol levels. We can’t help thinking that this has been an opportunity missed… As is our custom, we will round up the campaign and highlight a few gems that are still at large… for the time being… Canon and Rauzan Segla are two of the most fashionable Chateaux in Bordeaux. This season’s collection was another triumph for Nicolas Audebert and his team. We have a few cases left, but they will fly off the racks… Another hot property, Chateau Beychevelle is also still available. The winemaking has improved dramatically since Romain Ducolomb arrived. This is another really accomplished effort and is sure to be a sell-out… If you are looking for supreme quality, you don’t need to look further than the superb Pichon Comtesse. Another Nicolas, Monsieur Glumineau, is turning this ‘Super Second’ into something of a First Growth beater. We love the sumptuous style and the effortless grace – this is everything we look for from Bordeaux. Produced in a more masculine and brooding style, but no less impressive is the stunning Lynch Bages. We were really impressed by the mineral infused inky fruit - it’s not hard to see why this is one of the most popular brands in Bordeaux…    Read More

The Wines on Offer

Col. Vint.
Wine / Producer Appellation / Region
Format Cs. Btls. Price Tax
Château Haut-Brion
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl - - £3,525.00 ep Buy
Château Lafite Rothschild
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl - - Sold Out ep
Château Lynch Bages
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl 7 0 £442.50 ib Buy
Château Margaux
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl - - £1,840.00 ep Buy
Château Mouton Rothschild
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl - - £2,160.00 ep Buy
Château Pichon-Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl 10 0 £180.00 ib Buy
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl - - £558.00 ep Buy
Château Rauzan Ségla
  2017
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Format Price Tax
6x75cl 10 0 £325.00 ib Buy

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