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Bordeaux 2003 10 years on
26 Mar 2013 by Julia Harding MW
I tried to approach this tasting of 65 Bordeaux 2003s, from crus bourgeois up to first growth and everything in between, with an open mind. The tasting conditions created by London's fine-wine merchant Bordeaux Index were ideal, even if after a decade one or two bottles they had sourced, notably Ch Lafleur, were perhaps not showing the wine at its best. Some second bottles were generously and conscientiously opened (although I did not taste a second sample of Lafleur). But, having tasted and often been disappointed by various examples of this vintage in bottle on earlier occasions (en masse at the 2007 MW tasting described here ) and...

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