If you're considering purchasing 2012 Bordeaux wine, this guide offers tips on the best wines and values from this mixed, classic vintage.
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This year required us to do a lot of green work as well as removing the lateral buds and an extensive green harvest in July for example. The green work we did proved to be a good preventive practice for us. All those efforts helped a lot..
For the 2011 Mouton Rothschild, the Baroness Philippine Rothschild chose the renown artist, Guy de Rougemont.
“With 2013 Bordeaux, only liars would say that they did not need to chaptalize this year!!”
“A 100% Merlot is for me a simple wine, but in a in a positive way. A blended wine is multidimensional, instead of a monovarietal wine which is mono dimensional as it is the case even for Burgundian Pinot Noir.”
2013 Bordeaux did not get off to a good start. 2013 Bordeaux could be one of the coldest, wet, diifficult start to a growing season in more than 40 years.
“I think I need a drink… Almost everybody does only they don’t know it.” Charles Bukowski was not thinking about wine when he wrote that. But I was thinking about wine when I read it.
Troplong Mondot was over 15.5% in both 2009 and 2010. I accept these were vintages when sugars and alcohols, were bound to be higher.. But 15.5% is a stylistic choice, not a true reflection of climate and vintage. Today it lunges at the consumer with a hammer in its hand.