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At their best, 2013 Pauillac are light, fresh, focused on bright, pure cherries. The wines are pretty. They are in most cases ripe, without dryness. But they are not deep, exciting or structured to age.
2013 St Julien wines are clearly from the most consistent appellation for the vintage with their fresh, approachable style and ease of drinkability.
2013 St. Estephe is a mixed bag. There is a marked difference, even more than you might expect from the top terroir to the lesser soils, as this was a vintage of extreme challenges.
The problem with 2013 Bordeaux for consumers and chateau owners will be the price. There is some truth in the old saying that difficult vintages can never be priced low enough to spark demand, while the great years are never priced high enough to satisfy chateau owners.
Christine Valette of Chateau Troplong Mondot in St. Emilion passes away.
Francois Pinault, the owner of Chateau Latour buys 3 chateaux in Pomerol, St. Emilion and Lalande de Pomerol in his continuing efforts to expand their holdings in Bordeaux.
1994 California Cabernet Sauvignon are at their best, sublime. Many of these wines at 20 years of age are drinking in the sweet spot today proving that modern California do age!