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Marqués de Cáceres ‘very pleased’ with 2013 harvest

Marqués de Cáceres ‘very pleased’ with 2013 harvest | Autour du vin | Scoop.it
Despite a difficult year for many winegrowers in the Rioja region, Marqués de Cáceres has told the drinks business it’s “very pleased with the quality of this year’s wine”.
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Rhône 2010 un des trois meilleurs millésimes, selon Decanter

Côte du Rhône 2010 est un des trois meilleurs millésimes de cette région que  l'expert du journal Decanter, John Livingstone-Learmonth, avait goûté en 40 ans.  

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2013 Champagne harvest declared vintage quality

2013 Champagne harvest declared vintage quality | Autour du vin | Scoop.it
This year’s harvest in Champagne is good enough to be declared a vintage according to Cattier’s managing director, Philippe Bienvenu.
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Bordeaux 2011: Merlot réussit malgré une année difficile

Bordeaux 2011: Merlot réussit malgré une année difficile | Autour du vin | Scoop.it

The first London tasting of 2011 right bank wines has confirmed oenologist Denis Dubourdieu's comments that the vintage is as varied as the bizarre weather patterns that produced it.

In his annual report the renowned consultant talks about the ‘unpredictable consequences’ of the incredibly hot spring, cool July, rainy August and Indian summer.Winners this year are Merlot-based wines on clay and limestone soils, Cabernet Sauvignon on gravel and clay-gravel, the botrytised sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac, and the whites of Pessac.

Cabernet Franc, when it worked, was exceptional, Dubordieu said.

Producers from St Emilion and Pomerol and their neighbouring appellations, in London yesterday for the Cercle Rive Droite 2011 tasting, agreed.

‘It was the best year ever for Cabernet Franc

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