Jane Anson delivers verdict on Bordeaux 2017

Posted by Rachel England on 27 April 2018

Jane Anson delivers verdict on Bordeaux 2017

Jane Anson’s En Primeur report and scores have been published, with the critic calling the 2017 vintage a “bronze to silver year…with some clear pockets of gold”.

Her top-scorers were white wines. She acknowledged Mission Haut Brion Blanc as “an absolute testament to what white Bordeaux can achieve”, awarding it 98-100 points. Its counterpart Haut Brion Blanc, meanwhile, achieved 98 points. Both were “incredibly accomplished, sit up-and-take-notice whites this year”, she writes on Decanter.com. Pavillon Blanc from Chateau Margaux also achieved 98-100 points.

Anson’s top-scoring red was Lafite Rothschild, with 98 points. She called it “effortless but questioning, and most importantly it feels like a Lafite – for me this is a contender for red wine of the vintage.”

She concluded by noting that the 2017 is a year “where technical details count”, and advised collectors against buying blind.

Related link:

https://www.liv-ex.com/2018/04/jane-ansons-bordeaux-2017-scores-published/

 

 

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