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The Great Escape

Despite a difficult growing season in 2008, there are some fine Bordeaux at attractive prices
James Molesworth
Issue: May 31, 2011

Simply put, Bordeaux escaped in 2008. The uninspiring growing season didn't get rolling until the very end, when the vintage was saved by an Indian summer in the latter half of September. The result is an inconsistent batch of wines. But because the economic free fall forced most prices lower, there are attractive values at many quality levels. France's largest and most visible wine region clearly struggled in 2008. Wine Spectator's senior editor James Molesworth reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 26, 2011.

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