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Margaux is large with more than 1,300 hectares under vine. With an appellation of that size, as you would expect, there are a myriad of different terroirs and styles of vineyard management. With that in mind, it’s easy to understand how 2014 Margaux wines can range so much in quality.
In the best terroir, due to the gravel soils and the level of ripeness achieved with the Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014 can be a good year to selectively purchase Cru Bourgeoisie and other wines from the Haut Medoc. There is no immediate need to buy those wines En Primeur, but when they reach the stores in bottle, savvy consumers could have an ocean of well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon based, Bordeaux wines to choose from.
Joseph Phelps one of the original Napa Valley pioneers dies at the age of 87.
2014 St, Julien wines are charming, elegant, polished, fresh, bright and complex. As a generalization, they are classic in style. But in this case, stating 2014 St. Julien wines are classic is not a pejorative term, it can be a positive.
2014 Pauillac wines are stylish. The tannins have a silky quality. The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ripened well, delivering richly textured, round, smooth wines that feel great on the palate.
2014 St. Estephe wine commands a lofty position in the historical pantheon of great Bordeaux vintages. To be clear on my reasoning, not only is 2014 Saint Estephe quite stylish, but many smaller estates excelled and what is really exciting about 2014 St. Estephe wine is, there are 3 chateau that made what could be the best wines in the history of their estate!
The 2014 Bordeaux vintage, the best vintage in 4 years got off to a great start. However, numerous problems took place during the growing season that almost killed the vintage. In the end, is 2014 Bordeaux another miracle saved by September?