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Top Sauternes & Barsac 2018 wines: Re-tasted in the bottle

Jane Anson found 2018 to be a concentrated and powerful year after tasting the recently bottled 2018 Bordeux wines and here we bring you her top scorers and summary from the Sauternes and Barsac appellations.

Scroll down to see Jane Anson’s Sauternes & Barsac 2018 top scorers

See the full Bordeaux 2018 report here

See individual appellation overviews for:

St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien, Margaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac, Moulis and Pessac-Léognan & Graves


A concentrated and powerful year, where patience was key due to the late onset of the botrytis. September saw just 0.5mm of rain fall in the area, meaning that there was no water to kick start the noble rot process and some estates saw grapes concentrating through simple water loss known as passerillage.


See Jane Anson’s top-scoring Sauternes & Barsac 2018 wines


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