Bordeaux 2018: a winemaker’s vintage

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Cos d'Estournel in St Estephe, Bordeaux. Photograph: Jason Lowe
Cos d’Estournel in St Estèphe, Bordeaux. Photograph: Jason Lowe
As our team’s penultimate day of tasting Bordeaux 2018 en primeur draws to a close, Mark Pardoe MW reports on the excellent St Estèphe 2018s, explaining that this is a vintage determined by decisions made in the winery
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Bordeaux 2018: defining factors on the Left Bank

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Château Ducru-Beaucaillou in St Julien, Bordeaux. Photograph: Jason Lowe
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou in St Julien, Bordeaux. Photograph: Jason Lowe
On day three of tasting Bordeaux 2018 en primeur, our team is back on the Left Bank. Mark Pardoe MW reveals some of the key elements that define the vintage
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Bordeaux 2018: St Emilion’s success

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A view out over St Emilion, on Bordeaux's Right Bank. Photograph: Jason Lowe
A view out over St Emilion, on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Photograph: Jason Lowe
Our team spent day two of their week tasting Bordeaux 2018 en primeur on the Right Bank, where St Emilion and Cabernet Franc’s renaissance stole the show
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Bordeaux 2018: rich, ripe and absolutely fabulous

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Château Léoville Poyferré, one of the properties visited by the team on their first day tasting Bordeaux 2018 en primeur. Photograph: Jason Lowe
This week our team is out in Bordeaux, visiting the region’s most famous châteaux to taste the 2018 wines en primeur. Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW reports on a day of tasting that has proven the vintage’s potential
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