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2013 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide With Tasting Notes on 400 Wines

2013 Bordeaux is not the vintage of the century. The growing season, with its cold, damp character made sure of that. 30, 40 or 50 years ago, a year the quality of 2013 Bordeaux would have been a complete disaster. But that is not what took place with 2013 Bordeaux. With the willingness to sacrifice quantity for q [...]

2013 Bordeaux Petit Chateau Satellite Appellation Tasting Notes

While the most expensive, glamorous and famous wines and wineries of Bordeaux get most of the press and attention, some of the real stars of Bordeaux are the numerous, 2013 petit chateau, 2013 Bordeaux Superieur wines from the smaller terroirs. The wines from the 2013 satellite appellations in the Right Bank, the 2013 Cot [...]

2013 St. Emilion Wines, Tasting Notes, Comments, Images and Reviews

St. Emilion has its fans and its detractors. Count me in as one of the fans. 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, the product of low yields and severe selection. This [...]

2013 Pomerol Wines Tasting Notes Ratings Comments

2013 Pomerol is one of the bright spots in this challenging Bordeaux vintage. However, nature did not help much with the 2013 Pomerol growing season. From start to finish, to produce 2013 Pomerol, growers had to contend with poor flowering, long periods of non-stop rain, a lack of sun, uneven ripening of their grapes and [...]

2013 Haut Medoc Tasting Notes Ratings and Reviews

As you are probably aware of by reading all the reports in The Wine Cellar Insider and other sites about the vintage, 2013 Bordeaux is year where terroir mattered. This made it difficult for many producers of 2013 Haut Medoc wines. When you consider what took place in the Left Bank starting with the difficulty in the Merl [...]

2013 Sauternes Tasting Notes, Ratings, Reviews, Harvest Report

2013 Sauternes and Barsac wines are completely rotten. And that's a beautiful thing! 2013 Bordeaux does represent the first vintage that favored the sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac over red Bordeaux wine. It is not going to be the last. From recent memory, 1962, 1967, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1997, 2007, 2011 and no [...]

2013 Pessac Leognan Strong White Wines Mixed Red Bordeaux

2013 Pessac Leognan Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings, Reviews and information on the red and white Bordeaux wine of Pessac Leognan. E.A Bucchaineri had the right idea when he wrote, “Same old vines, same old wine!” Once again, history repeats itself with 2013 Pessac Leognan. For three vintages in a row, the dry white [...]