Earlier this week, Lisa Perrotti-Brown released her highly-anticipated 2018 Bordeaux en primeur report
, complete with a comprehensive look at the growing season, styles and quality, as well as nearly 800 wine reviews. “It was a vintage that favored the agile, those willing to go the extra mile and who have the hyper focus to cope with fast-paced developments,” she says in her in-depth report.
Though 2018 certainly had its fair share of lows, a number of wines showed extreme promise. Here, the six top-rated wines from Bordeaux 2018 en primeur, all rated 98-100 points. Happy hunting.
“Full-bodied, rich, decadent and tightly knit, it offers layer upon layer of fruit, spice and mineral nuances with a firm frame of exquisitely fine tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and heart-stopping beauty.”
“Very deep purple-black in color, it is very reluctant to show itself to start.”
“Big, bold and opulent yet with fantastic muscle and energy, this timeless 2018 is nothing short of mind blowing.”
“If this wine doesn’t get Bordeaux lovers hearts' racing, nothing will.”
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