Bordeaux had an incredible “Indian Summer” in 2018. The clement weather throughout the harvest period meant wineries were able to pick at will grapes at optimum levels of ripeness. Thankfully the effects of the summer drought were less marked due to a wet start to the growing season and consistent cool summer nights that increased the fresh fruit aromatics of the vintage. On top of that, a cool dry wind helped further concentrate the grapes. The aromatic complexity, the unprecedented levels of tannin and fruit concentration combined with the continued technological development in the region makes 2018 an extremely exciting vintage of outstanding quality.
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EXPERT OPINION & VINTAGE REPORT
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