Bordeaux 2013 in bottle


Richard writes: Unloved and unprofitable, the 2013 vintage of Bordeaux seems unlikely to excite much interest either within the trade or without. For me it has special significance because I tasted and reviewed the wines for this site en primeur, back in April 2014. I was therefore curious to see how they would fare 18 months later, once finished and bottled.

The annual Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux tasting in London provided that opportunity last month, and I tasted wines from St-Émilion, Margaux, Sauternes and the Médoc appellations. Julia tasted the rest. Of these 61 wines, I had...