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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Jean Claude Berrouet and Stephane Derenoncourt both bring a lot of experience to Clos Fourtet. And all of us, including Tony Ballu work well together.”
Starting with the 2011 Bordeaux vintage, 40% of the wine is now being whole-berry fermented in 600% hectoliter barrels. According to Juliette Becot, this adds richness and opulent textures to Beau-Sejour Becot.
The early work in the vineyards and the sorting took the most effort. We needed to do it on a plot-by-plot basis for all our wines so we could produce the best wines possible in the difficult 2011 Bordeaux vintage.
The key to our 2011 Bordeaux wine was waiting until October 8 to harvest the Cabernet Franc. In fact, we were one of the last to harvest Cabernet Franc in St. Emilion.
With all the talk about 2011 Bordeaux futures, it's easy to forget that the one of the best things about Bordeaux wine, is the numerous estates making great wine that sell for fair amounts of money, age well and they are easy to find.
2011 Bordeaux is a difficult vintage. There are some good wines in both banks. The wines are classic in style, with a focus on freshness and acidity. This article offers detailed tasting notes on the top 350 best wines tasted in Bordeaux.
Thick, rich and intense, with the viscosity of motor oil, along with tropical fruit drenched in honey and the perfect amount acidity to give this elixir life, 2011 Chateau d’Yquem is majestic.