Cabernet Grapes turning red in the warm gravelly soils of St Estephe (Lafon-Rochet). We have never experienced these difficult growing conditions before (cold, wet spring, rain at flowering, storms, hail - see earlier articles). Due to the late start the entire growing season has been delayed by at least two weeks which brings harvest into the … Continue reading Bordeaux Harvest 2013 – is there hope?
For The 2011 vintage sorted the men from the boys. There are some lovely wines made at the top of the ranking but also by many petit châteaux. The key was to be reactive during the harvest and sort the grapes well. For those who were able to pick when ripe (despite the risk of … Continue reading 2011 Bordeaux Primeur my thoughts so far classic smooth wines…and Left Bank notes