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Saturday 4 July 2015

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English fizz attracts new deal

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En primeur: beware the heralded vintage?

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Lidl hints at plans for online wine shop

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Is Parker wrong about the 05 Médocs?

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Hart Davis Hart biggest in US

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WOSA woos UK indies and on-trade

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Bordeaux 2005: Biggest movers

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Hong Kong: Red obsession

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China recognises 'Bordeaux'

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Bordeaux 2005: 12 ‘perfect’ wines

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Wine cellar carved into cliff on sale for $3m

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Top 10 most disappointing wines of Bordeaux 2013

11th April, 2014 by Rupert Millar

Fine wine marketplace Liv-ex recently released the details of its Bordeaux 2013 survey where it canvassed merchants for their opinion of the vintage.

barrel-room-palmer_resizedThe responses made fairly grim reading, with the year largely voted the weakest since 2007 when it came to quality and 78% expected demand to be 20% less than last year.

At worst the vintage was described as “skeletal” and “rasping”, at best it was “charming” and “pleasant”.

The whites though were singled out for special praise with the majority described as “excellent” and even “superb” – though whether they will make a decent showing when it comes to buying is another question.

Following on from the “best” wines of the vintage, here are the wines judged the most disappointing…and there are some familiar faces.

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