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"The curtain has long since been drawn on the 2017 Bordeaux primeurs campaign and merchants the world over are doing their damnedest to expunge all memory of it from their minds, so limp has it been.
Bordeaux is the only wine producing region in the world that insists on buyers coming to evaluate the new vintage virtually as soon as the wine has finished fermenting and before it undergoes what can be a majorly transformative period in barrel (known in French as élévage). One is then expected to stick out one's neck and request the stock one thinks one will require.
Read the rest of Caspar Bowes' latest wine column on AngelNews.co.uk