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News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

2013 Top-Scoring Bordeaux

Tasting notes and scores for 47 red, white and sweet wines that showed best as barrel samples

Posted: April 1, 2014  By James Molesworth

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The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Clay or Gravel? Depends Who You Ask

Château Cheval-Blanc, La Fleur-Pétrus and Trotanoy express the Right Bank's diverse terroirs

Posted: March 31, 2014  By James Molesworth

I began my fourth day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits at Château Cheval-Blanc, La Fleur-Pétrus, Trotanoy and more. Here are my notes.

March 31, 2014 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

2011 Bordeaux Standing On its Own

The vintage produced solid reds as well as excellent sweet wines and dry whites. But will anyone notice?

Posted: March 31, 2014  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: A Vintage for a Slow Hand

Patience and mindfulness in the vineyard and the winery were key to making quality 2013s at Lynch Bages and Ducru-Beaucaillou

Posted: March 28, 2014  By James Molesworth

I began my third day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits at Châteaus Lynch Bages and Ducru-Beaucaillou. Here are my notes.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Bordeaux 2013: A Sneak Peek

New reviews of 19 wines from Bordeaux’s challenging 2013 vintage

Posted: March 28, 2014  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: The Future Is Now at Montrose

A brand-new chai and attention to detail in the vineyards at Montrose have this estate purring; Léoville Las Cases remains elite in St.-Julien

Posted: March 27, 2014  By James Molesworth

I began my third day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits at Châteaus Montrose and Léoville Las Cases. Here are my notes.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: Bringing Biodynamics to Palmer, Cautiously

Thomas Duroux puts quality ahead of his romantic vision for Château Palmer

Posted: March 26, 2014  By James Molesworth

I finished my second day of 2013 Bordeaux barrel tasting visits at Châteaus Palmer and Beau-Séjour-Bécot. Here are my notes.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: An Early Candidate for Wine of the Vintage

Château Haut-Brion might have one of the best red Bordeauxs of 2013, but the white is the real stunner

Posted: March 25, 2014  By James Molesworth

I started my day at Domaine Clarence Dillon to taste the 2013s from first-growth Château Haut-Brion and its sister, La Mission Haut-Brion, as well as from Quintus. Haut-Brion may have made one of the best red wines of the vintage, but the real star in 2013 is the white.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

The 2013 Bordeaux Barrels Diary: To Margaux, on the Double

With no time to waste, I headed straight for Château Margaux when I arrived in Bordeaux, followed by a visit to Haut-Bailly

Posted: March 24, 2014  By James Molesworth

Plane, train, automobile. Got to Bordeaux on time, dropped my bags at the hotel and drove up to Château Margaux for the first of my 2013 Bordeaux barrel visits, followed by a stop at Château Haut-Bailly. Time is the world's most precious commodity, and I hate to waste it.

News & Features  :  Barrel Tasting

2013 Bordeaux Barrel Tasting

How did France's famed region fare in 2013? James Molesworth is tasting barrel samples in Bordeaux to find out. Follow along with his tasting notes and daily blogs

Posted: March 24, 2014  By James Molesworth

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