Complete overview of the best 2013 Bordeaux wines with comments on the campaign and tasting notes for hundreds of wines from every appellation and price point.
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Philippe Cambie discusses in detail, the 2013 Chateauneuf du Pape and Southern Rhone vintage, growing season, the harvest and the wines.
Caroline Frey of Chateau La Lagune and Paul Jaboulet Aine is producing a new wine combining grapes from the Rhone Valley and Bordeaux.
Sylvie Cazes of Chateau Lynch Bages buys Chateau Chauvin in St. Emilion, her first foray into the Right Bank
While the most expensive, glamorous, famous wines and wineries of Bordeaux get most of the press, ome of the real stars of Bordeaux are the numerous, petit chateau and producers in the Cotes and satellite appellations.
2013 St. Emilion is not big, bold, concentrated, opulent and bursting at the seams with ripe, ostentatious fruits like you would find in 2009 or 2010. 2013 St. Emilion wines are at their best are quiet, bright, cherry filled and refined in their early drinking character.
Clearly, 2013 Pomerol is a year for vineyard managers and winemakers that were up the Herculean challenge the vintage offered. You have to go back to 1991 and 1992 to find a vintage of Pomerol at this level.