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April 30, 2014 Issue  :  Features

Facing Temptation, Staying Fit

Wine and restaurant industry professionals find ways to get in shape

Posted: April 30, 2014  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

20 Refreshing Provençal Rosés

New reviews of summertime pinks from France

Posted: April 18, 2014  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: A Tough Vintage Passes the Test

In 2013, Bordeaux passed two tests: one of vintage, and one of faith

Posted: April 8, 2014  By James Molesworth

Thanks to Mother Nature, Bordeaux faced myriad problems in 2013. Cold, windy and wet weather during flowering. Mid-season hailstorms. Then steady disease pressure from botrytis that basically went rampant with season-ending rains that lasted from mid-September through October.

It was a stern test that, by all accounts, Bordeaux passed. Not with flying colors—the vintage is hardly anything special. It's likely in the range of 2007, if that. The best red wines will be charming, aromatic drinks in less than a decade (whites are excellent, as are the dessert wines, but Bordeaux remains defined by its reds). But had you thrown this weather at the Bordelais in the decades of the '60s, '70s and '80s, perhaps even the '90s, it would have been a washout. The fact that they passed the test and generally made a drinkable vintage out of a train wreck of a growing season is a testament to several things.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: The Finish Line

A sweet end to my Bordeaux visits at Sauternes neighbors Châteaus de Fargues and d'Yquem

Posted: April 4, 2014  By James Molesworth

I spent my last day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits at Château de Fargues and Château d'Yquem. Here are my notes.

News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

2013 White Bordeaux

Tasting notes and scores for 30 barrel samples of dry whites

Posted: April 3, 2014  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

2013 Bordeaux Dessert Wines

Tasting notes and scores for 18 barrel samples of sweet white wines from Sauternes and Barsac

Posted: April 3, 2014  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: The High-Rent District

Back to Pauillac, where Latour, Mouton-Rothschild and Pontet-Canet set the quality bar

Posted: April 2, 2014  By James Molesworth

I spent my fifth day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits at Château Latour, Mouton-Rothschild and Pontet-Canet. Here are my notes.

News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

2013 Red Bordeaux by Appellation

Tasting notes and scores for 255 red Bordeaux tasted as barrel samples

Posted: April 2, 2014  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

Alphabetical List of 2013 Red Bordeaux

Scores and full tasting notes for more than 250 barrel samples reviewed

Posted: April 2, 2014  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: The Sun Shines on Pomerol

Charles Chevalier brought Lafite Rothschild and Rieussec to me, at the Right Bank's L'Evangile; I also tasted at Figeac and VCC

Posted: April 1, 2014  By James Molesworth

I finished my fourth day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits with Château Lafite Rothschild, Rieussec, L'Evangile, Vieux Château Certan, Le Pin, Figeac and more. Here are my notes.

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