2013 Bordeaux

When I first started this drabble, I made a simple rule: no negativity.  If I had nothing positive to say about something then I wouldn’t write about it.  Which leaves me in a bit of a pickle with these 2013 clarets.

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The 2013 Bordeaux vintage: vins de bistro

500 words on 2013 Bordeaux.  Because it’s like a punishment..  There are tastings that you go to where, a few wines in, you divine that you could have written the notes without tasting the wines first.  This isn’t a sign of bad quality, more a sign of predictability which, in some fields (like accountancy) is […]

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2013 Bordeaux: my top three

Killing two birds with one stone here.  After a week in Bordeaux – a non-stop week – I have to write my notes up.  And I want to write something about the week I’ve had, the vintage, Bordeaux, the wine market and all sorts of other tosh.  But, first off: my top three.  Buy these […]

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2013 Bordeaux: out of the traps

Firstly: let’s put this barrel-tasting thing into perspective: Late last year I was in Bordeaux.  The director of a fairly high-profile chateau was showing me around their new, or at least almost-new, almost-finished, winery.  We walked past the 2013 vintage, which was just going into its malolactic fermentation.  There wasn’t much of it, and most […]

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