James Molesworth releases Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur scores

Yesterday, James Molesworth released his Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur scores on Wine Spectator.

In a previous report, Molesworth says that 2017 “for the most part was a good growing season, save for one little thing: The worst frost in 25 years”.

He continues that the frosts “resulted in a dramatically reduced crop – about 40% of the previous year, overall”, but added that “some areas of Bordeaux actually produced as much or more in 2017 than they did in 2016”. For more information on 2017 production figures, you can read the latest report by Gavin Quinney here.

Molesworth’s top-scoring reds can be found in the table below. Overall, 13 wines received scores of 93-96 points. These included Mondotte, Pavie, and Trotanoy also featured among James Suckling’s top-scoring Right Bank wines.

You can compare scores from both Molesworth and Suckling on Liv-ex’s critic scores page, which will be updated as more are released.

All official wine ratings for Wine Spectator are tasted blind. James Molesworth’s full tasting notes on Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur and information on tastings can be found at WineSpectator.com.


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