Bordeaux 2013 at Southwold-on-Thames


The annual Southwold blind tasting of Bordeaux wines harvested four autumns earlier decamped this year to the spacious and well-appointed Thames-side offices (right) of Farr Vintners because our normal venue at the pretty seaside town of Southwold was being renovated. As a result, we had even better tasting conditions than usual but no chance to breathe the sea air or battle the North Sea winds, only those around Wandsworth’s high-end new development area. (My photo below shows the view from the Farr offices on this rather gloomy February morning.)

Whereas the tasting generally includes about 250 wines, mainly red but...