Jancis Robinson MW has released her full scores and commentary on the Bordeaux 2007 vintage. Her overall thoughts on the vintage can be found here (no subscription required) and her full notes here (subscription required).
For look at her thoughts on Sauternes, see our previous blog post.
Regarding the reds, she feels the wines are 'characterised by what they lack: alcohol, acid, ripe tannins, flavour.' Although she also notes 'how brilliantly some producers have dealt with the most trying vintage many of them have ever known'.
'Because 2007 is so unusual, it seems almost presumptuous to be definitive about how these soft, light wines are likely to develop but this will surely be a year to drink early. Referring to their relatively low alcohol levels, rarely more than 13%, some have likened them to the red bordeaux of old. But traditional red bordeaux was generally high in acid, unlike these wines.'
Her scores contain few surprises, with only the very top estates (along with a smattering of wines from Pomerol) gaining strong scores.
The table below shows those wines that she scored 17-points and above, alongside the scores from the Wine Spectator (James Suckling).
Don't forget to check our Bordeaux 2007 pages for the most recent scores and prices (both historical and current) as the campaign progresses.
|Vieux Chateau Certan||17.5-||88-91|
|Grand Puy Lacoste||17+||88-91|
|Latour a Pomerol||17||87-90|
|Clos du Marquis||16.5||87-90|
|Forts de Latour||16.5||87-90|
|Leoville Las Cases||16.5||89-92|
|Mission Haut Brion||16.5||88-91|