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Bordeaux's 2001s revisited - Margaux
16 Mar 2004 by JR
Now here's a new feature on - a second visit. A purple pager asked me some time back for information on this less-than-briliantly-successful vintage for Bordeaux and I promised to revise my initial report on the basis of tasting them en primeur in April 2002 which appears in full in the 2002 archive . Last November I re-tasted a significant proportion of the more important 2001s and thought you might be interested in the various different ways that wines can develop in bottle. In general, the lack of full ripeness and/or the winemaking tricks used to compensate for this is evident in the less successful...

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