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Bordeaux 2013 - AOC Bordeaux and Côtes
1 May 2014 by Richard Hemming
For a list of all our articles, see  Bordeaux 2013 - a guide to our coverage . Driving around Bordeaux at primeurs time is a stark reminder of the haves and have-nots. The former are flawless châteaux with hired beauties to greet you at the gates, handing out lavish literature and well-honed hyperbole. The latter are numerous but essentially invisible, struggling to sell entry-level wine with very little money to spend on viticulture and winemaking - and still less on marketing. Sadly, a poor vintage like 2013 will not make for enjoyable drinking at the lower end of Bordeaux. There is some evidence of that below. However, there...

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