Bordeaux - a crisis ahead?
See our autumn collection of Bordeaux tasting notes . The period before the en primeur campaign is always a time for rumours in the Place de Bordeaux, Bordeaux's trading platform. But, this year, with the very specific 2013 vintage, rumours are growing and sometimes go from rumours to wishes for many wine merchants here in Bordeaux. The 2013 vintage was very difficult. During the harvest I visited some estates and saw a number of crops totally infested by grey rot. The Cabernet Sauvignon was severely affected and, while Merlot was less affected, it certainly did not experience great conditions, as has been reported here...
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