Bordeaux Passes the Test

The 2011 vintage succeeds despite a difficult growing season, with dry whites and sweet wines the stars
James Molesworth
Issue: June 30, 2012

Savvy winemaking and ongoing investments in technology helped turn Bordeaux's erratic 2011 growing season into a harvest that yielded some excellent bottlings, especially of dry whites and sweet wines. The season came with an array of challenges. Though the end results don't equal the stellar quality of either 2009 or 2010, Bordeaux passed the test. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 5, 2012.

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