Top 10 wines of Bordeaux 20139th April, 2014 by Rupert Millar
Liv-ex: the fine wine marketplace recently released the details of its Bordeaux 2013 survey where it canvassed merchants for their opinion of the vintage.
The 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.
So here are the 10 estates that impressed the trade the most. The wines that disappointed them and those they believe will be the best value will be published soon.