The Bordeaux 2013 vintage is proving more aromatically expressive than first thought but still needs to be priced low to entice consumers Alan Raynaud, president of the Grand Cercle Bordeaux, has said.
US wine critic Robert Parker has predicted that “natural” wines will be exposed “as a fraud” in 2014.
The trials of the 2013 vintage were not as great as years such as 1987 or 1991 according to Mouton Rothschild’s managing director.
Château Malescasse, a cru bourgeois in Haut Médoc, will not make a 2013 vintage at all, selling off its wine as AOC Haut Médoc at a cut price rate.
With tiny yields, questionable quality and buyers and commentators sharpening their knives, is the 2013 en primeur campaign destined for disaster before it’s even begun?
The devastating hailstorms which hit Entre Deux Mers and other Bordeaux regions this summer may prove a breaking point for the many producers who are struggling to stay in business.
Concerns over the size and quality of Bordeaux’s 2013 vintage may force customers to review their lack of enthusiasm for the region’s 2012 wines.
Bordeaux producers have confirmed that an abysmal flowering has lowered yields but remain upbeat about the potential quality of the year.
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