Top 10 wines of Bordeaux 2013

9. Haut-Brion

Chateau Haut-Brion copyThe Pessac-Léognan first growth stood out in an appellation that was described as one of the most difficult to taste through.

Kennedy said: “Haut-Brion presents wafting wood smoke, upfront dark fruit followed by sweet red fruit on the nose, aromas filling out slowly. My search for depth and complexity is rewarded instead with an example of pure fruit and utter harmony of the various parts.”

5 Responses to “Top 10 wines of Bordeaux 2013”

  1. Prof. Colin Hay says:

    Excited to see Pichon Lalande here — this was, for me the most enticing and intriguing wine of the vintage – by some distance the best of the wines on show in the Medoc UGC tastings … It would have been nice, however, to see Domaine de Chevalier (rouge ou blanc) make the top 10; Evangile, too, was very impressive (though I suspect few tasted it)

    Colin Hay, Sciences Po, Paris

  2. craig says:

    Thanks for these insights. Some big names here. Would be nice to see top 10 petit chateaux.

  3. Steve Webb says:

    I’m sorry but Yquem is top (as it should be in this vintage) then you can’t rank Climens, l’Extravagant de Doisy Daene, de Fargues, Rieussec, Suduiraut, Guiraud, de Rayne Vigneau, SIgalas Rabaud, Coutet and Raymond Lafon below any of the reds. I’d accept happily a couple of the dry whites into the top ten but there should not be any reds anywhere near the top! Miracles of modern wine-making over extremely adverse conditions many of them are but that doesn’t make them good enough wines to beat any of the top Sauternes and Barsacs in 2013.

  4. Jonathan says:

    Whites from Entre Deux Mers region retailing for 8-15£ will be the best value you get out of Bordeaux region this year. Plus you do not have to wait 2 years for receiving your bottle!

  5. sly says:

    pomerol,ruffino.,….

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