For a list of all our articles, see Bordeaux 2013 – a guide to our coverage.
Expectations for Pauillac are always highest among tastings of the Bordeaux appellations. Whether that is a justified presumption could be argued ad infinitum – but in 2013 at least, it seems to be vindicated. There are some pretty high scores here.
The tasting notes are listed in alphabetical order.
63% Merlot, 30% Cabernet sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot. 30% new oak. Little bit of reductive rubberiness. Quite light tannin, considering the appellation. Gentle, tip-toe balance and just slightly light on the finish. (RH)
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot. Ripe cherry, dry and tender with a light body and pretty chalky tannin. Much firmer than the Comtesse. Needs plenty of time, I suspect – unusually for 2013s. (RH)