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  • Richard Hemming
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  • Richard Hemming
27 Apr 2014
 

This year I was tasked with tasting the samples offered en primeur from the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux. It was widely regarded as the worst growing season in a long, long time - but I am assured it was pure coincidence that Jancis and Julia were unable to attend themselves. [Read Bordeaux en primeur 2013 - our plans to see which massive task is chaining us to our desks, Richard! - JR]

I therefore went, saw and tasted. Here is a guide to all our content about Bordeaux in this trickiest but frequently rather intriguing year. Prices have started to come out and all the signs are that most will be well below 2012 levels - but will they be low enough to kickstart consumer demand?

TASTING ARTICLES
Bordeaux 2013 - dry whites - 2 May
Bordeaux 2013 - AOC Bordeaux and Côtes - 1 May 2014
Bordeaux 2013 - Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Moulis and Listrac - 30 April 2014
Bordeaux 2013 - St-Estèphe - 29 April
Bordeaux 2013 - Pauillac - 28 April
Bordeaux 2013 - St-Julien - 25 April
Bordeaux 2013 - Pessac-Léognan and Graves - 24 April
Bordeaux 2013 - Margaux - 23 April 
Bordeaux 2013 - St-Émilion and satellites - 22 April 
Bordeaux 2013 - Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol, Fronsac - 21 April
Bordeaux 2013 - sweet whites - 18 April


GENERAL ARTICLES

Very last word on Bordeaux 2013 primeurs? - 13 May (free)
Bordeaux 2013 TN survey - your comments - 17 April
Bordeaux 2013 - the most disappointing - 17 April
Bordeaux 2013 - the most impressive - 16 April
Bordeaux 2013 TN survey results - 15 April (free)
Bordeaux 2013 TNs - what do you want? - 14 April
Behind the scenes en primeur (video) - 11 April
Bordeaux 2013 - the levelling vintage - 8 April
Vignettes from Bordeaux - 7 April
Dubourdieu on Bordeaux 2013 - 31 March (free)
Bordeaux 2013 - off and running? - 28 March
Pontet-Canet surprise release - 26 March
Bordeaux 2013 - Moueix's dire predictions - 24 February
Bordeaux 2013 primeurs - our plans 31 January (free)
Bordeaux 2013 - Parker delays primeurs verdict - 13 December 2013 (free)

And here are some reports on the growing season itself:

Bordeaux 2013 - hardest in 30 years - 29 October 2013 (free)
Bordeaux 2013 - the end of the harvest - 22 October 2013 (free)
Bordeaux 2013 - the harvest so far - 9 October 2013 (free)
Bordeaux 2013 - pre-harvest report - 27 September 2013 (free)
Bordeaux 2013 begins at Ch de Sours - 20 September 2013 (free)
Bordeaux 2013 - running late - 31 May 2013 (free)