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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 [...]

2013 Margaux Wine Tasting Notes Comments Ratings Images Reviews

Margaux is a large appellation with a wide array of diverse soils, microclimates and terroirs. That vast array of soils and terroir, coupled with different levels of willingness and ability to make the sacrifices needed to produce 2013 Margaux, led to more variance in the levels of quality found in the Margaux appellation [...]

2013 Pauillac Tasting Notes Ratings Comments on Wines and the Vintage

In the Medoc, when you have a vintage where Cabernet Sauvignon is the star, one might expect the wines of Pauillac to shine like the brightest star in the sky. Clearly, that is not the case with 2013 Bordeaux or 2013 Pauillac. It's important to note that many chateaux used much more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend to [...]

2013 St. Julien Tasting Notes, Reviews, Ratings, Comments

2013 St. Julien is the winner of the most consistent appellation in the 2013 Bordeaux vintage. At their best, the wines are charming. They are not dry or under ripe. But they are not wines to age for a long time. In most instances, the best 2013 St. Julien wines are clean, pure and fresh. So what’s the problem with 2 [...]

2013 St. Estephe Tasting Notes Report

2013 St. Estephe wines are clearly a mixed bag. There is a marked difference, even more than you might expect from the top terroir to the lesser soils, as 2013 St. Estephe was a vintage of extreme challenges. Due in part to the experiencing less rain than other appellations in the Medoc, and its naturally cooler clay soi [...]