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7 May 2013

7 May - I think we have probably all had enough of this distinctly lacklustre primeurs campaign. In many cases the prices don't seem to have fallen far enough to ignite interest, or bordeaux is generally out of favour, or perhaps bordeaux lovers simply have enough wine in their cellars. Whatever the reasons, this guide will no longer hog the top of our home page. Personally, I am much keener on the recently declared 2011 vintage ports. See my overview and tasting notes.

If Bordeaux en primeur is routinely ridiculed as a 'circus', then welcome to your front seat at the Big Top. Below are the links to all of our coverage of this vintage: the clowns, the acrobats, the jugglers, the tightrope walkers, and the fire eaters. Not forgetting the odd elephant in the room...

We are pleased to say that we have tasting notes on almost 500 bordeaux 2012s. Please note that the tasting article titles will link to the relevant article only once they are published, but there are already other, more general articles below the list of tasting articles.

TASTING ARTICLES (most recent first)

Remember Bordeaux 2012? 19 September 2013
A (mostly right bank) selection tasted at Bibendum's UK En Primeur tasting in May
Sweet whites
Pomerol, Lalande-de-Pomerol and Fronsac
St-Émilion and satellites
Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Moulis and Listrac
AOC Bordeaux and Côtes
Dry whites and a rosé

Pessac-Léognan and Graves

GENERAL ARTICLES (most recent first)

Pavie and Angélus - folie à deux? (Don't quote me) 26 Apr 2013

Security innovation at Le Pin (Inside information) 25 Apr 2013

Bordeaux 2012 - a timorous vintage (Free for all/FT) 20 Apr 2013

Any interest in 2012 Bordeaux? (Forum discussion) ongoing

Weather report - a summary (Free for all) 8 Apr 2013

End in sight at last (Free for all) 17 Oct 2012

Done and dusted at Sours (Inside information) 15 Oct 2012

Almost the end for Sours (Inside information) 8 Oct 2012

The Late Show (Free for all) 5 Oct 2012

Coping with the rain (Inside information) 1 Oct 2012

Trouble ahead? (Inside information) 24 Sep 2012

The heat continues (Inside information) 20 Sep 2012

Late baked (Inside information) 17 Sep 2012

Early pickings (Free for all) 3 Sep 2012

Scorching summer, but no rush (Inside information) 23 Aug 2012