2013 Bordeaux – The Next ‘Classic’ Vintage?

JJ Buckley Fine Wines, the premier fine wine retailer for high-end Bordeaux, has just released their tasting report on the 2013 vintage following the annual en primeur tastings sponsored by the Union des Grands Crus (UGC) in Bordeaux.

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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014

JJ Buckley Fine Wines, the premier fine wine retailer for high-end Bordeaux, has just released their tasting report on the 2013 vintage following the annual en primeur tastings sponsored by the Union des Grands Crus (UGC) in Bordeaux. The report features reviews for over 200 wines providing scores and tasting notes along with a number of articles that contextualizes the vintage.

JJ Buckley’s latest Bordeaux report focuses on wines that came from one of the most difficult vintages the region has witnessed in many years. Cool temperatures and waves of heavy rain tested the skills of growers and winemakers throughout the region. Critics predicted that the vintage would be a disaster but JJ Buckley’s report demonstrates that the opposite is true - after tasting the young barrel samples, history will remember 2013 as a ‘successful’ vintage.

Among the highlights of the report are the top 15 picks for the vintage, which provides some thought-provoking surprises that collectors will want to note. As JJ Buckley’s Chuck Hayward describes, “2013 was an excellent year for the dry and sweet wines of Bordeaux. They are clearly the most successful wines of the vintage. As regards the reds, there are some real gems out there, wines of excellent quality with a few that are outstanding. These are wines that could not have been made 15-20 years ago. The improvements in Bordeaux's cellars and vineyards over the past few decades have ensured that wineries today make above average wines in average years.”

Bordeaux has been one of JJ Buckley’s most important wine categories since the company was founded. Each year, JJ Buckley sends a team of specialists to the region to taste the wines En Primeur before issuing their assessment of the new wines. Look out for the report later this week. For more information, please visit http://www.jjbuckley.com.

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