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'.

She adds:

'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.

 

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17-points and above:
Wine JR WS
  Haut Brion 18 89-92
  Cheval Blanc 18- 89-92
  Margaux 18- 89-92
  Mouton Rothschild 18– 90-93
  Latour 17.5++ 89-92
  Evangile 17.5+ 88-91
  Petrus 17.5+ 89-92
  Lafleur 17.5+ 90-93
  Vieux Chateau Certan 17.5- 88-91
  Lafite Rothschild 17.5- 89-92
  Ausone 17++ 90-93
  Pin 17++ 90-93
  Le Gay 17+ 86-89
  Grand Puy Lacoste 17+ 88-91
  Hosanna  17+ 88-91
  Pavie 17+ 89-92
  Rouget 17 85-88
  Eglise Clinet 17 89-92
  Petit cheval 17 84-87
  Pointe 17 N/A
  Latour a Pomerol 17 87-90
  Giscours 17 85-88
  Palmer 17 88-91
  Duhart Milon 17 86-89
  Du Tertre 17 83-86
  Beau Soleil 
17 N/A
  Cos d'Estournel 17- 88-91
  Ducru Beaucaillou 17- 89-92
  Haut Batailley 17- 87-90
  Petit Mouton 17- 85-88
  Bellevue Mondotte 17- 86-89

Selected others:

 

Wine JR WS
  Rauzan Segla 16.5 88-91
  Calon Segur 16.5 87-90
  Conseillante 16.5 88-91
  Clos du Marquis 16.5 87-90
  Forts de Latour 16.5 87-90
  Leoville Barton 16.5 88-91
  Leoville Las Cases 16.5 89-92
  Mission Haut Brion 16.5 88-91
  Montrose 16.5 87-90
  Pavillon Rouge 16.5 85-88
  Pichon Baron 16.5 88-91
  Pontet Canet 16.5 88-91
  Troplong Mondot 16.5 88-91
  Beychevelle 16.5 84-87
  Talbot 16.5- 87-90
  Gruaud Larose 16 88-91
  Langoa Barton 16 88-91
  Leoville Poyferre 16 86-89
  Pichon Lalande 16 88-91
  Brane Cantenac 15.5 84-87
  Lynch Bages 15.5 85-88