Médoc and Graves, 2013

2013 was not a good Bordeaux vintage, marred by uneven ripening, rot and diluted grapes. Producers were forced to pick early, and the best one can say is that the best wines are relatively light, with low alcohol levels for early enjoyment.

Some growers commented that it was the toughest vintage for a generation (in terms of reds), while conversely dry whites and the sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac flourished. But then Bordeaux will always be judged by its reds.

On the Left Bank the growing season was tarnished by poor flowering, hailstorms and late rains and Cabernet Sauvignon struggled to ripen. Careful selection is key.

Médoc and Graves, 2013

2013 was not a good Bordeaux vintage, marred by uneven ripening, rot and diluted grapes. Producers were forced to pick early, and the best one can say is that the best wines are relatively light, with low alcohol levels for early enjoyment.

Some growers commented that it was the toughest vintage for a generation (in terms of reds), while conversely dry whites and the sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac flourished. But then Bordeaux will always be judged by its reds.

On the Left Bank the growing season was tarnished by poor flowering, hailstorms and late rains and Cabernet Sauvignon struggled to ripen. Careful selection is key.

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  1. Château Ferrière, 2013

    Château Ferrière, 2013

    Margaux, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2023
    Reviewer Rating: 89 - Ian D'Agata

    “Fresh blackcurrant and blackberry jam aromas are complicated by notes of saltpeter and aromatic herbs. Rich and clean in the mouth, with juicy acidity and rising but polished tannins lifting the fresh red fruit flavors at the back.” Ian d'Agata

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  2. Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, 2013 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Château Duhart-Milon-Rothschild, 2013

    Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2023
    Reviewer Rating: 88 - Wine Spectator

    "A tangy-edged version, with a blood orange note amid the red currant and raspberry coulis flavors, featuring prominent savory and bay notes that emerge steadily through the finish." Wine Spectator

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