With the 2011 vintage, Bordeaux reaches an inflection point. Just as the region was reasserting itself on the global wine scene—following the stunning quality of the 2009 and 2010 vintages and fueled by a voracious Asian market—Bordeaux may be forced to recalibrate, buffeted by the headwinds of consumer ennui and market forces. Now on shelves, 2011 is a solid vintage. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth explains.
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