For a list of all our articles, see Bordeaux 2013 – a guide to our coverage.
If Pomerol and Pauillac are the two high fliers of 2013, then St-Julien and St-Estèphe are perhaps the smart buys. Having said that, certain St-Estèphe châteaux are already known to be of questionable value en primeur – but there are plenty of other good wines to choose from in 2013, if price is a factor.
The tasting notes are listed in alphabetical order.
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. Plummy, black cherry. Tannins are a bit square, but not too intrusive. Doesn’t quite have the body to match the structure. Perfectly ripe fruit though. (RH)13%
60% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc. Rich, succulent, sweet black fruit and an integrated herbal character. So smooth and polished – impeccable selection, no doubt. This has a very fine sheen. (RH)