Hubert de Boüard, of Château Angelus, has admitted the 2013 Bordeaux vintage was incredibly unusual, resulting in wines that are Burgundian in character.
Chablis producers have contrasted the “round and easy” wines on show at this week’s 2013 primeurs tastings in London with the “great” 2014 vintage ahead.
Bordeaux third growth Château La Lagune may not release a 2013 grand vin as winemaker Caroline Frey is unsure that the quality is up to her standards.
Bordeaux-based wine consultant Denis Dubourdieu has described the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux as one of the hardest in his career and “like sailing through a storm.”
The top châteaux in Bordeaux could hold back from producing a grand vin this year and instead plough production into their second wines, according to one MW.
Consultant winemaker Paul Hobbs plans to make Mosel-style Riesling in the US having partnered with a German producer.
The 2013 harvest is underway at Camel Valley in Cornwall in what is set to be the estate’s largest crop since it started producing wine in 1992.
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