The Problem With 2001
Bordeaux's newest vintage shows promise, but concerns about pricing cloud its future
Bordeaux has a problem. The 2001 vintage, now aging in barrel in château cellars, produced many excellent wines, especially among the sweet white wines of Sauternes and Barsac. But who will buy them? After splurging on the 2000 vintage last year despite stratospheric prices for the wines, consumers are showing little interest in 2001.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 31, 2002.