Bordeaux 2013 - Releases To Date

Full tasting notes on the 2013 vintage, written by our Master of Wine, Nicola Arcedeckne-Butler are listed below. As a wine is released onto the market, we will update this page with prices so please keep re-visiting the site for the latest news. To request a wine, simply click on the wine name to send us an e-mail, or for an immeditate response, please contact your salesman directly (details below) or call the office on 01353 721 999.

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Margaux £
   
Château Angludet, Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: £249; Price in 2011: £198; Price in 2012: £180

Vibrant red black, not dense, with a tight, closed nose of fresh black fruit, giving little away, leading to a more overt palate of spiced blackcurrants, fresh with light ripe tannins behind, racy acidity, with grilled black fruit on the finish. Really pure, elegant. Drink from 2017 to 2023
 
£155
Château Brane Cantenac, Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: not offered; Price in 2011: £340; Price in 2012: £335

Vibrant red black with tight sappy black fruit on the nose, sweet and fresh, leading to a palate of sweet, tarry, grilled black fruits with toasty new oak behind, firm but ripe tannins, savoury with an animal note, fresh and balanced going to a long finish. Interesting wine and well worth a look. Drink from 2018 to 2024
 
£295
Château Giscours, 3ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: £530; Price in 2011: £320; Price in 2012: £300

Deep red black with sweet fruit on the nose, savoury and exotic with some brighter red fruits behind, leading to a supple, juicy palate with substantial tannins, a hint of bitter chocolate and fresh, tarry black fruits coming though on the finish. Not a block buster but nicely made in this vintage. Drink from 2017 to 2020+
 
£285
Château d’Issan, 3ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: £570; Price in 2011: £355; Price in 2012: £310

Deep red black with a nose of black fruits and hot stones, mineral, tarry with perfumed black cherries and a hint of new wood. Sweet black fruits on the palate, vibrant and pretty, fresh with notes of black cherry, racy with lively intensity with lightly grilled notes behind the fresh tannins. Very pretty and attractive, not a blockbuster. Drink from 2017 to 2020
 
£295
Château Lascombes, 2ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: £850; Price in 2011: £585; not offered in 2012
 
£400
Château Margaux, 1er Cru Classé Margaux 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £4,100; Price in 2011: £1,950; Price in 2012: £1,400

Paul Pontallier described the weather at flowering as ‘miserable’ – so much so that there is no Merlot at all in Château Margaux. 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot. Deep red black to the rim with a nose of tight blackcurrant fruit, some sweet and almost jammy notes behind with a light crunchy note. Fresh, pure black fruit on the palate, floral and sweet with a hint of tarry spice, underscored by substantial supple tannins, going to a long, elegant, mineral finish. Very good outcome. Drink from 2018 to 2023
 

£1,220

6 per case
 

Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux
not offered in recent vintages

Thanks to poor flowering, just 10% of the blend is Merlot this year, compared with 25% in a normal vintage. Deep red black, vibrant colour, with a nose of fresh, sweet black fruits, perfumed, leading to a warm, spiced, cedary palate of evolving black fruit, grilled, sweet ripe and long with lovely persistence on the finish. Feels like it comes from a better vintage than some of the other 2013s. Drink from 2018 to 2023+
 

£405

6 per case
 

Château Prieuré-Lichine, 4ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
not offered in 2012
 
£235
Château Rauzan Gassies, 2ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: £425; Price in 2011: £305; Price in 2012: £285

Dense red black to the rim with a tightly fruited nose of dusty black fruits, fumey blackcurrants and some savoury back notes. Tight black fruit on the palate, redolent of blackcurrant glycerine sweets, fresh and supple with ripe tannins and fine density going to a smoky, grilled finish with good length. Very good for the vintage. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 
£265
Château Rauzan Ségla, 2ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
Price in 2011: £635; Price in 2012: £425

Dense purple black, semi-opaque, with grilled red and black fruits on the nose, floral and with hints of rock rose, spiced and quite rich. Tight black fruit on the palate with marked, ripe, tannins, spiced with an oriental note, fresh and with lovely complexity, pure to a long, almost floral finish. Drink from 2019-2025+
 
£370
Château du Tertre, 5ème Cru Classé Margaux 2013
Price in 2010: £290
 
£210
   
St Julien  
   
Château Beychevelle, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £685; Price in 2011: £520; Price in 2012: not offered

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot.
Dense purple black in colour, vibrant with a focused, pure black fruited nose, mineral. Sweet and very toasty black cherry fruit on the palate, fresh with marked acidity and light tannins on the finish. Drink from 2017 to 2025
 
£425
Château Branaire-Ducru, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2009: £505; Price in 2010: £570; not offered in 2011 & 2012

Dense, vibrant purple black to the rim, semi-opaque, with a perfumed, explosively black-fruited nose, warm, juicy and seriously attractive. On the palate cool blackcurrant fruit, fresh, with fine, supple tannins behind, a distant cedary note and a warm, fresh finish. A wine which will give lots of pleasure in the medium term. Drink from 2017 to 2024
 
£275
Château Ducru Beaucaillou, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £1,765; Price in 2011: £800; Price in 2012: £765

Dense red black with a nose of tight black cherry fruit and exotic spice, sweet with savoury notes behind and a touch of umami. Rich black fruit on the palate, savoury and again the umami note, with substantial ripe tannins behind, dark and brooding yet without any oppressiveness, with fine balancing acidity on the long, mocha and cocoa infused finish. Bruno Borie was emphatic that 2013 was a year to work the fruit classically, not to over-extract but to use an easy touch; his wines show the purity as a result. A huge achievement in this vintage. Drink from 2018 to 2025+
 
£725
Clos du Marquis, St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £430; Price in 2011: not offered; Price in 2012: £320

Deep red black to the rim, dense, with a perfumed, floral nose, really attractive, spiced with hints of orange zest, leading to a sweet, intense black fruit palate, really pretty with lovely spiced, velvety black fruit going to a long, grilled finish. Really nicely done, for me the highpoint of the Delon wines. Drink from 2018 to 2024
 
£290
Château Gruaud Larose, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £545; not offered subsequently

Vibrant black red with a nose of sweet, perfumed black fruit, attractive and supple, leading to a palate of tarry, ripe black fruit with hints of mulberry behind the ripe tannins and going to a long, perfumed finish. Really lovely balance and freshness. Drink from 2017 to 2023
 
£365
Château Lagrange, 3ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
not offered in 2012
 
£260
Château Lalande Borie, St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £175; not offered in recent vintages
 
£150
Château Langoa Barton, 3ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £530; Price in 2011: £345; Price in 2012: £330

Deep red black, with a gorgeous nose of intense black fruit on the nose, some grilled, with black cherries behind, leading to a fresh, cool palate of juicy black fruit, again this black cherry note, sweet and ripe with supple tannins behind going to a grilled, spiced, perfumed finish with lovely mineral notes. A wine to put a smile on your face. Drink from 2018 to 2024
 
£315
Château Léoville Barton, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £850; Price in 2011: £490; Price in 2012: £490

Deep red black with a nose of tarry, mulled fruit, spiced with notes of cinnamon and grilled tones, appealing, leading to a sweet, black cherry fruited palate, taut and tart with lovely sappy, toasty black fruits behind, fresh and restrained after the flamboyance of Langoa with a lovely taut, mineral finish. Proper claret. Drink from 2018 to 2025+
 
£450
Château Léoville Las-Cases, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £2,225; Price in 2011: £1,050; Price in 2012: £960

Dense black red to the rim, vibrant, semi-opaque, with a nose of rich, crushed, twisted black skinned fruit, fresh too. Big, smooth, crushed black skinned fruit again on the palate, sweet, rich and grilled, dense and layered, somewhat impenetrable at this stage with substantial, supple tannins behind going to a perfumed, primary finish. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 
£840
Château Léoville Poyferré, 2ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £1,025; Price in 2011: £565; not offered in 2012

Dense purple black with a deeply fruited nose of black and red skinned fruit, sloe and loganberries, spiced, earthy and savoury, leading to a densely extracted yet ripe palate of black fruits, sweet and intense, with substantial supple tannins behind going to a dry, savoury yet fresh finish. Drink from 2018 to 2023
 
£420
Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé St Julien 2013
Price in 2010: £475; Price in 2011: £285; Price in 2012: £305

Bright red to paler on the rim with a nose of fresh blackcurrant sweet, ripe and fresh, a real fruit-bomb. Juicy black fruit on the palate, deliciously creamy, spiced, with lovely balanced tannins, sweet and not as extreme as the nose suggests, going to a lovely, primary finish. Drink from 2018 to 2022
 
£290
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Pauillac  
   
Château d'Armailhac, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
Price in 2012: £295

Vibrant red black with a nose of sweet black fruit, tarry and perfumed with fresh blackcurrant notes behind and a lightly musky note. Ripe, substantial black fruit on the palate, more so than indicated by the nose, pretty and fresh with supple tannins and lovely balancing acidity going to a sweet, fresh finish. A really lovely wine to drink and enjoy in due course. Drink from 2017 to 2022
 
£245
Carruades de Château Lafite, Pauillac 2013
not offered in 2012

Dense red/purple black with a fumey, reduced nose of black fruits, creamy and savoury, leading to a more densely fruited palate, sweet and ripe, with supple, substantial tannins behind, almost appearing over-ripe – an achievement in 2013  with a lovely, floral, full-bodied finish. A paradox. Drink from 2017 to 2022+
 

£500

6 per case

Château Clerc Milon, Pauillac 2013
Price in 2011: £395; Price in 2012: £360

Dense red black with very tight, dusty black skinned fruit on the nose along with a distant floral note, warm and spiced too, leading to a dense, tautly fruited palate, savoury with sweet notes underscored by more prominent acidity than in the other wines, crunchy with ripe tannins behind, going to a medium length finish. Tighter and less generous than the other wines in this camp. Drink from 2017 to 2022
 
£315
Château Duhart Milon-Rothschild, 4ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
not offered in 2012

Less intense black to the rim, with a fresher, more perfumed nose than the Carruades, spiced and earthy with some black fruits. Sweet black fruit on the palate but a touch dilute, spiced, with good freshness and marked acidity but somewhat one-dimensional with a medium finish. Drink from 2017-2022
 
£530
Château Grand Puy Lacoste, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
Price in 2010: £670; Price in 2011: £420; Price in 2012: £345

Deep red black right to the rim with a lovely perfumed nose, floral with hints of violets, light tar and grilled with creamed black fruits behind. On the palate soft black fruits on entry, grilled and spiced with again this perfumed, floral note, sweet and ripe with a fine, supple tannic structure going to an evolving finish. Really pretty. Drink from 2018 to 2023+
 
£330
Château Haut Batailley, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
Price in 2010: £330; Price in 2011: £255; Price in 2012: £250

Deeper red black to the rim with a nose of ripe black fruits, jammy and tarry with lovely creamy depth, leading to a palate of rich black fruit, light toasty notes behind, tarry, with ripe, supple tannins and  going to a finish which opens out to spiced black fruits on the end. Really nice wine for the medium term. Drink from 2018 to 2022
 
£235
Château Lafite, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £6,125; Price in 2011: £2,650; Price in 2012: £1,950

Possibly my favourite first growth in 2013. Deep purple black to the rim with tight, earthy, mineral black fruit on the nose, closed with some stony notes behind. Intense big black fruit on the palate, fresh, pure and cool, blackcurrants and spice with a hint of oak, tannins big but ripe, savoury and spiced going to a really persistent, elegant, evolving, mineral finish. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 

£1,625

6 per case

Château Lynch Bages, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
Price in 2010: £1,200; Price in 2011: £750; Price in 2012: £690

72 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Deep, deep purple black, sweet, tarry and cedary on the nose with notes of violets, floral and spiced, rich. Dense black fruit on the palate, sweet yet racy too, layered, fresh with good acidity and savoury spices. Tannins are ripe and fresh with hints of dark chocolate and black cherry going to a very restrained yet surprisingly long finish. Drink from 2019 to 2025
 
£550
Château Mouton Rothschild, 1er Cru Classé Pauillac 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £3,950; Price in 2011: £1,900; Price in 2012: £1,400

Even less wine made here than in the year of the great frost, 1991. Dense red black to the rim, not opaque, with tight, smoky black fruit on the nose, cooked blackcurrant, grilled and sweet, hugely alluring. Big black fruit on the nose with substantial ripe tannins behind, fresh, cool with some savoury notes, mouth-watering. Fresh, juicy, gorgeously appealing with racy acidity behind, long and develops on the finish – not a blockbuster but very pretty indeed. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 

£1,220

6 per case

Le Petit Mouton de Mouton Rothschild 2013 (6 per case)
not offered in 2012

Deep red black with a nose of sappy, tarry black fruit with animal notes behind, along with grilled, roasting coffee notes yet sweet and alluring too. Primary blackcurrant on the palate, again animal notes, savoury, with substantial yet supple tannins behind, tight too going to an initially slight finish which then broadens. Much of the power, such as it is, is on the fore-palate, a wine for the shorter to medium term. Drink from 2018 to 2022
 

£370

6 per case

Château Pichon Lalande, 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
Price in 2010: £1,625; Price in 2011: £780; Price in 2012: £630

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deeper, more opaque red black with a tight nose of black fruits, mineral, dense with a distant hint of blackcurrants and some trademark Pauillac graphite notes. Intense, soft black fruits on the palate, sweet with substantial ripe tannins behind, very supple and perfumed, incredibly pure going to a finish which grows and evolves into textbook Pauillac. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 
£640
Château Pichon Longueville Baron, 2ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013
Price in 2010: £1,550; Price in 2011: £790; Price in 2012: £695

Dense black red with a nose of fresh black fruit, a touch floral, nicely perfumed, spiced and slightly savoury. Dense, ripe black fruit on the palate, again lightly spiced, fresh and tarry, with a lovely broad mouthfeel, delicious and with a long finish. Drink from 2018 to 2023+
 
£600
Château Pontet Canet, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £600 per 6; Price in 2011: £360 per 6; Price in 2012: £345 per 6

50% less fruit was produced here in 2013 and that was before the triage began. Deep, vibrant red black in colour with overt blackcurrant fruit on the nose, fresh, juicy and primary with some tar and black cherry notes behind, spiced and almost exotic. Warm, again juicy black fruits on the palate, mineral and crunchy, sweet with the same exotic spice note again, incredibly fresh, going to a long, layered, mineral finish; good in the context of this vintage. Drink from 2018 to 2024+
 

£340

6 per case

Réserve de la Comtesse, Pauillac 2013
Price in 2010: £360; Price in 2011: £250; not offered in 2012
 
£230
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St Estèphe  
   
Château Calon Ségur, 3ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £696; Price in 2011: £435; Price in 2012: £440

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. Dense red black to the rim with strong blackcurrant notes on the nose, primary, fresh, pure but still hiding something at this stage. Smooth, supple black fruits on the palate, sweet, with substantial ripe tannins behind, perfumed and fresh with lovely depth and body, going to a tight, sweetly spiced finish, layered and properly interesting. Really nice wine. Drink from 2019 to 2023+
 
£420

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Château Capbern Gasqueton, St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £145; Price in 2011: £135; Price in 2012: £130

90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot. Deep purple black with a nose of smoky, primary black fruit, sweet with an animal note, juicy and characterful. Stunningly perfumed primary black fruit on the palate, with hints of blackcurrant, fresh primary and very attractive – a really good outcome for the vintage. Drink from 2017 to 2020+
 
£125
Dame de Montrose, St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £360; Price in 2011: £260; Price in 2012: not offered

Red-black, not as intense to the rim as some other wines, with a nose of rock roses, dense, dusty black fruit, sweet but not hugely overt, leading to a palate of crunchy black fruit, fresh, sweet, pretty and elegant with supple tannins and some sweetness on the medium-length finish. We feel that there is perhaps better value from wines such as Ormes de Pez or Lafon Rochet in this vintage – and Montrose itself is delicious. Drink from 2017 to 2023
 
£215
Château Cos d’Estournel, 2ème Cru Classé, St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £2180; Price in 2011: £1190; Price in 2012: £940

Deep red black with a gorgeously spiced nose, oriental black fruit with pine notes and some new oak notes, very alluring. Substantial black fruit on the palate with racy acidity behind the considerable tannins, spiced with strong oak notes, fresh and very pure, linear and mineral going to a dark chocolate finish. Possibly the most enjoyable Cos en primeur experience in the past five years, and a wine we can imagine being drunk within our lifetimes. Drink from 2019 to 2025
 
£890
Château Lafon Rochet, 4ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £355; Price in 2011: £270; Price in 2012: £245

Deep, dense red black, semi-opaque, unusual in this vintage, with a yeasty, savoury nose with hints of rosemary and black fruits – attractive if unusual – leading to a palate of cool, fresh black fruits, sweet and ripe with substantial, supple tannins, spiced, fresh and rich with nice density on the palate and a good finish and some angular tannins on the end. More concentrated than many of their neighbours. Drink from 2018 to 2023
 
£230
Château Montrose, 2ème Cru Classé St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £1,550; Price in 2011: £780; Price in 2012: £640

Dense red black, not opaque, with dusty, fumey black fruits on the nose, subtly perfumed, mineral. Tight, black fruit on the palate, again perfumed with substantial tannins behind, ripe, not sweet and verging on the austere, yet with stylish, fresh, classic fruit; spiced with a really lovely mouthfeel. Very balanced and very representative of St Estèphe in 2013. Drink from 2018 to 2023
 
£630
Château Ormes de Pez, Cru Bourgeois St Estèphe 2013
Price in 2010: £240; Price in 2011: £210; Price in 2012: £200

Deep red black; sweet black fruit on the nose, with notes of linseed‎ and old wood and smoky, tarry black fruit. Dense, substantial black fruit on the palate with big yet ripe tannins, warm dense and savoury going to a racy, smoky finish. Drink from 2017 to 2020
 
£180
Les Pagodes de Cos, St Estèphe 2013
not offered in 2012

64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Deep red to the rim with a nose of sweet black fruit, some tar, black cherry and hay, nicely savoury with some warmed black fruits behind. Lovely creamy black fruit on the palate with nice intensity, fresh with light spice, substantial yet ripe tannins, very pure with lovely density on the finish of black cherry and dark chocolate underscored by fine mineral notes. Really appealing. Drink from 2020-2028

 
£295
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Les Côtes  
   
Domaine de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg 2013
Price in 2010: £295; Price in 2011: £295; Price in 2012: £295

Dense black red  with a primary nose of intense black fruit, savoury and wild with hints of mulberry and blueberry, leading to a sweetly fruited, dense palate, perfumed and grilled with hints of lapsang, with substantial, very supple tannins behind and going to a grilled, plump, long finish. Delicious, and with a future too. Drink from 2016 to 2023+
 
£295
Château Roc de Cambes, Côtes de Bourg 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £225; Price in 2011: £230; Price in 2012: £220

Deep red black to the rim with a nose of dense black red fruit, mulberry, loganberry, savoury, with a wild/feral note too and again a note of lapsang, some herbs and hay. More restrained on the palate than the Domaine des Cambes, yet rich and sweet, with creamed red and black fruits, dense, tarry and grilled with tannins so fine that they were almost totally hidden, going to a fresh, mineral, black fruit finish. Wow! Drink from 2017 to 2025+
 

£220

6 per case

   
Pessac-Léognan  
   
Château Carbonnieux Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 2013

Deepish red black with a delicious nose of sappy red fruit, grilled and floral, leading to a palate of sweet, cedary, tarry black fruit, fresh and grilled with lovely supple tannins and racy acidity behind, balanced and fine with a persistent finish. Very representative of both Pessac-Léognan and 2013. Drink from 2017 to 2023+
 
£195
Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 2013
Price in 2010: £580; not offered in 2011; Price in 2012: £350

Vibrant red black with a nose of earthy, porty black fruits, dense and tight, with dusty black notes too. Taut black fruit on entry with substantial, ripe tannins on the palate, sweet and ripe with a grilled note behind, giving little away at present but with all the right elements lined up, going to a tight, long finish. Drink from 2018 to 2024+
 
£310
Château de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan 2013
not offered in recent vintages
 
£215
Château Haut Brion, 1er Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £4,000; Price in 2011: £1,950; Price in 2012: £1,400

50% Merlot, 4.5% Cabernet Franc, 45.5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep, intense to the rim with concentrated red fruits on the nose, blackcurrant and savoury, fumey with rich black fruits behind, pure. Dense racy black fruit on the palate, fresh and spiced, intense, juicy with some perfume, substantial yet ripe tannins behind, going to a ripe, long, restrained finish. Intense but needs a bit more time to open out. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 

£1,200

6 per case

Château La Mission Haut Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £3,500; Price in 2011: £1,265; Price in 2012: £840 per six

65% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deeper red black right to the rim, quite intense. Sweet, stalky red fruit on the nose with a hint of black cherry and berries, ripe and plump, very attractive, leading to an intense palate of ripe, sweet black fruits, fresh and fumey with distant minty blackcurrant notes too, spiced and primary and cool on the finish with substantial ripe tannins masked by the fruit, going to a long, spiced, evolving finish. Very fine effort for the vintage. Drink from 2018 to 2025+
 

£670

6 per case

Château Picque Caillou, Pessac-Léognan 2013
Price in 2010: £130; Price in 2011: £120; Price in 2012: £127

Vibrant red black to the rim with a nose of sweet, blackcurrant fruit, primary, juicy and really attractive, leading to a palate of supple black fruit, pretty and fresh, going to a sweetly fruited, long finish. Lovely wine and great value. Drink from 2017 to 2022
 
£115
Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan 2013
Price in 2011: £500; Price in 2012: £465

Dense, semi-opaque black red with a nose of tight mulberry fruit, sweet, cedary and tarry, rich and attractive. On the palate, dense, layered, fresh red berries underscored by new wood with the tannins held in check and fresh acidity behind, leading to a long, alluring finish. Drink from 2017 to 2022
 
£430
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Moulis & Listrac  
   
Château Chasse-Spleen, Moulis en Médoc 2013
Price in 2010: £210; not offered in 2011 or 2012
 
£190
Château Mauvesin Barton, Moulis-en-Médoc 2013
Price in 2012: £116
 
£110
Château Poujeaux, Moulis-en-Médoc 2013
not offered in 2012
£180
   
St Emilion  
   
Château Angélus, 1er Grand Cru Classé A St Emilion 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £1,325; Price in 2011: £750; Price in 2012: £910

Dense purple black with a tight plummy nose of dusty skinned black fruit – sloe – with some fumey, savoury notes, intense. Dense, slidy black fruit on the palate, with fine, substantial ripe tannins and racy acidity, sweet and tarry with exotic notes but more closed on the palate than on the nose, going to a medium plus finish (although I am not convinced of the longevity of this wine). Drink from 2018 to 2025
 

£900

6 per case
 

Château Ausone, St Emilion 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £6,750; Price in 2011: £2,750; Price in 2012: £2,050

No tasting note available as we did not taste this en primeur

£1,625

6 per case

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, 1er Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion 2013

Black purple, semi-opaque, with a nose of sawn black skinned fruit, creamy and intense, floral with hints of rock rose. Delicious dark skinned, grilled fruits on the palate, interesting with substantial ripe tannins behind and fine balancing acidity, with a finish which lengthens and evolves. Really well made wine. Drink from 2018 to 2023+
 
£310
Château Belair Monange, 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £560; Price in 2011: £370; Price in 2012: £375

Deeper red black with sweet ripe red berry fruit on the nose, toasty and appealing with mineral undertones; taut with floral notes. More substantial red fruit on the palate, fresh and soft with light grilled oak notes behind, lightly tarry, succulent with lovely black cherry on the finish. Drink from 2018 to 2023
 

£325

6 per case

Château Canon, 1er Grand Cru Classé B St Emilion 2013
Not offered in 2012, not tasted
 
£370
Château Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) St Emilion 2013
Price in 2010: £4,995; not offered in subsequent vintages

Deep but not dark red-black with a tight, earthy nose of violets with perfumed black fruit behind; very tight and unforgiving at this stage, leading to a palate of dense black and red fruit, with hints of leather and spice, earthy and mineral with a woody note on the shorter than expected finish. Drink from 2018-2024+
 

£1,625

6 per case

Petit Cantenac, Grand Cru St Emilion 2013
Price in 2010: £148; Price in 2011: £145; Price in 2012: £155

90% Merlot, 10% Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc). Red black to the rim, not intense, leading to a nose of sweet black fruit with some toasty, grilled oak notes, sappy, primary and attractive. Soft black fruit on the palate with a zip of tannin for backbone, fresh and crunchy going to a sweet, juicy finish. Drink from 2016 to 2020 (see our offer here)
 
£140
Clos Cantenac, Grand Cru St Emilion 2013
Price in 2010: £295; Price in 2011: £270; Price in 2012: £275

100% Merlot. Deeper red black to the rim with an intense nose of inky black fruit, blackcurrant, tarry, fresh, leading to a palate of supple red berry fruit, soft, fresh with firm tannins behind and a distant note of high grade dark chocolate, nicely concentrated and going to a fine, fruited finish. Drink from 2017 to 2022 (see our offer here)
 

£250

Château Figeac, 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion 2013
Not offered in recent vintages

Dense purple black right to the rim with a gorgeously smoky nose of grilled black fruit, dense, primary, really attractive, leading to a concentrated palate of smoky blueberries, pruney, with substantial, supple tannins behind, perfumed, layered, fresh and ripe with lovely definition and clarity, spiced and racy, with a long, elegant finish. So many adjectives which just didn’t appear on other tasting notes! Drink from 2018 to 2025+
 
£530
Château Fonroque, Grand Cru Classé St Emilion 2013
Price in 2010: £220; Price in 2011: £180; Price in 2012: £177

Dense red black to the rim with a nose of fresh black fruit, tight, leading to a spiced, fresh and juicy palate with lovely racy acidity to balance, the tannins perfectly masked by the black fruit and a sweet, rich, mouth-watering finish. Succulent and delicious. Drink from 2016 to 2022
 
£155
Château la Gaffelière, 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion 2013
not offered in 2010 or 2011; Price in 2012: £360
 
£350
Château Soutard, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé 2013
not offered in previous vintages
 
£225
Château le Tertre Roteboeuf, St Emilion Grand Cru 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £645; Price in 2011: £645; Price in 2012: £625

Dense red black to the rim with a nose of tarry, cooked black fruits, grilled yet fresh too, with hints of blackcurrant behind; savoury; leading to an intense palate of sweet black fruit, black cherry, concentrated and ripe, grilled and racy with substantial tannins behind going to a truly persistent, concentrated finish with fabulous balance and finesse. Drink from 2018 to 2025

£625

6 per case

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La Belle Connivence, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £285; Price in 2011: £265; Price in 2012: £245

Dense red to the rim, vibrant, with a nose of cooked red fruits, a hint of rhubarb, underscored by spicy new oak, juicy and rich, going to a plump, smoothly fruited palate of black fruits with substantial tannins behind, overlaid by mulberry, sloe, spice; layered and ripe to a juicy, mineral finish. A really tasty wine for the medium term. Drink from 2016 to 2020 (see our offer here)
 

£245

6 per case
 

Château Bourgneuf, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £310; Price in 2011: £249; Price in 2012: £245

Vibrant red black, not deep, with a darkly fruited nose underscored by sweet sappy oak, very appealing. Sweet black fruit on the palate, nicely toned, with light ripe tannins behind, toasty and spiced going to a longer, fresh finish. Drink from 2017 to 2022
 
£245
Château Clinet, Pomerol 2013

Dense red black, semi-opaque and almost solid, with a palate of spiced black fruits, sweet and tarry, tight but with lovely definition – one of the most exciting noses in the Pomerol tasting. Sweet black fruit on the palate, again spiced and tarry, more overt than the nose, fresh with fine, supple tannins behind, beautifully fresh, leading to a lovely grilled, cigar-box finish. Delicious. Drink from 2018 to 2024
 
£420
Château la Connivence, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £650; Price in 2011: £595; Price in 2012: £565

Dense black red to the rim with a nose of toasty red and black fruits, tarry and spiced with a savoury note behind, very appealing. On the palate this same savoury note initiates, with smooth, silky fruit behind with supple, subtle tannins and then the fruit whooshes out, really rich and lovely with a fresh, bright finish. Pure and mineral. Drink from 2018 to 2023 (see our offer here)
 

£565

6 per case

Château la Conseillante, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £1,770; Price in 2011: not offered; Price in 2012: £655

Deep red black, vibrant to the rim, with a nose of dusty black skinned fruit, a hint of walnut and some distant black cherry notes, leading to a palate of sweet black fruit, with marked new wood notes, zippy tannins and acidity, fresh and juicy, going to a long finish where the tannins are a bit more pronounced but with sufficient fruit to counterbalance. Drink from 2019 to 2025
 
£630
Château L’Eglise Clinet, Pomerol 2013

 

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Château L’Evangile, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £1,062 per six; Price in 2012: £575 per six

60% of the crop went into the grand vin, from their second smallest harvest ever with yields of just 27hl/ha. 87% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc. Very deep purple black with a lovely, plummy nose of spiced black fruit, appealing with some smoky, perfumed notes, mineral, leading to a palate of big black fruit, sweet with a bitter chocolate twist, rich, creamed with lovely spiced notes going to a tightly fruited finish underscored by toasty new oak and big red fruits, with the tannins only just visible on the end. A real success, and one of the top wines of vintage for us. Drink from 2019 to 2023+
 

£550

6 per case

Château La Fleur Pétrus, Pomerol 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £865; Price in 2011: £495; Price in 2012: £490

Deeper red black in colour, more profound, with richer, sweeter black fruit on the nose, blackcurrant and toasty oak. Warm, black fruit on the palate with lovely depth, rich with juicy acidity behind, supple tannins going to a long, linear finish. Not rich but delicious. Drink from 2018 to 2023
 

£425

6 per case

Château Gazin, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £575; Price in 2011: £465; Price in 2012: £460

Dense black red with a nose of stony black fruit and dusty black skins, unyielding, leading to a palate of sweet black fruit, savoury, with again a note of dusty black skinned fruit, ripe with tight tannins behind a controlled acidity. Fresh. Drink from 2017 to 2020+
 
£420
Château Le Gay, Pomerol 2013
not offered in previous vintages
 
£530
Château Les Vieux Ormes, Lalande de Pomerol 2013
Price in 2012: £118

Red black, not dense, vibrant to the rim. Fresh sweet black fruit on the nose with some grilled toasty notes behind; rhubarb and blackcurrant too. Sweet black fruit on the palate with fresh acidity behind, cool, lovely juicy fresh fruit to a sweetly fruited finish. Drink from 2016 to 2020
 
£117
Château Petit Village, Pomerol 2013
not offered in 2012
 
£415
Château Plince, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £265; Price in 2011: £218; Price in 2012: £215

Pale red black with gorgeously plump black fruit on the nose, sweet glycerine blackcurrant notes, leading to a fresh, plump palate of black fruits, tasty with bright acidity behind the denser fruit, grilled with lovely freshness on the finish. A great success for the vintage. Drink from 2017 to 2022
 
£225
Château de Sales, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £165; not offered in 2011 or 2012
 
£150
Château Troplong Mondot, Grand Cru Classé St Emilion 2013
not offered in 2010, 2011 or 2012

Dense red black with big, floral black fruits, grilled mocha on the nose, sweet, intense, leading to a palate of massive black fruits with substantial, ripe tannins behind, layered and floral, a truly impressive wine and absolutely in balance, going to a rich, long finish. Drink from 2018 to 2025
 
£580
Vieux Château Certan, Pomerol 2013
Price in 2010: £1,115; Price in 2011: £540; Price in 2012: £530

Bright red black with a nose of redcurrants, jammy and feral, tight and not very expressive at this stage but leading to a palate of very attractive sweet, soft red berry fruit, mouth-coating, with lovely racy acidity and supple tannins behind going to a long, evolving, satisfyingly spiced finish. Aléxandre Thienpont describes it as a 15 year wine for drinking and enjoying. Massive selection here saw 10 out of 14 possible Merlot lots rejected, and until mid-February Aléxandre seriously questioned whether he would produce a VCC 2013 at all, but having gained weight in barrel the wine has turned a corner. Drink from 2018 to 2024+
 

£495

6 per case
 

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Aile d’Argent, Bordeaux 2013

67% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon. Pale gold with a very primary herbaceous nose of slashed greenery, nettles, followed by delicious tropical rich fruits, citrus, coconut, gorgeously attractive and plump, leading to a palate of lychees and white stone fruit, herby and gorgeously succulent with fine balancing acidity and a finish of honey and citrus with a hint of grapefruit. Absolutely delicious. Drink from 2017 to 2024
 

£270

6 per case

Blanc de Lynch Bages, Bordeaux 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £130; Price in 2011: £125; Price in 2012: £130

54 % Sauvignon Blanc, 28% Sémillon, 18% Muscadelle
Pale gold with a fabulously alluring nose of honeyed grapefruit, waxy‎ and plump, really attractive, leading to a similarly intense palate, sweet and waxy, gorgeously rich and with a lovely saline finish. Really delicious wine. Drink from 2017 to 2020
 

£123

6 per case

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Château Carbonnieux Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2013

Pale gold with a catty, Sauvignon Blanc nose, sweet, fresh and citrus, leading to a palate of lightly tropical, peachy fruit, deliciously fresh, poised with fine racy acidity and a distant grilled note, saline and plump on the finish. Delicious wine. Drink from 2016 to 2021
 
£210
Cos d'Estournel Blanc, Bordeaux 2013 (6 per case)
not offered before

76% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon. Pale gold with a lovely nose of grassy Sauvignon Blanc, plump with citrus notes and a hint of grapefruit, mineral and flinty, savoury too. Rich, dense, sweet white stone fruits on the palate, greengages, plump, delicious with lovely acidity, racy, ripe and long. Lovely wine – and the first time it has really stood out from the crowd. Drink from 2016 to 2022
 

£250

6 per case

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2012: £338

Pale gold with a gorgeously peachy nose of plump, tropical fruit, spiced and creamy, really enticing, leading to a rich, dense, creamy palate, again laced with tropical notes, musky and with distant grilled notes, beautifully ripe going to a long, saline, citrus, crisp finish. So tantalisingly delicious already, this is a wine which will evolve beautifully too. Drink from 2017 to 2022+
 

£310

6 per case

Château de Fieuzal Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2013
 
£314
Château Picque Caillou Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2013 (6 per case)
Price in 2010: £70; Price in 2011: £65; Price in 2012: £72

We tasted this immediately after Pape Clément’s white wine – and infinitely preferred it. Bright green gold with a nose of creamed green skinned fruits, sweet with a distant tropical note but also restrained, floral, leading to a tighter palate of racy, tropical fruits with a distant grilled note leading to a delicious, saline, linear finish. Superb. Drink from 2016 to 2020
 

£75

6 per case

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2013
not offered in 2010 or 2011; Price in 2013: £640

Rich golden colour with citrus – pink grapefruit – and creamy fruit on the nose, a hint of toasty oak behind, leading to a fresh, warm, white fruit palate, tropical with a deliciously creamy body and a rich, long finish. Drink from 2017 to 2022+
 
£610
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Sweet White Bordeaux  
   
Les Carmes de Rieussec, Sauternes 2013

This wine was not shown at the en primeur Sauternes and Barsac tastings, sadly.
 
£160
Château Climens, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes-Barsac 2013
not offered in 2012

This wine is not shown at the en primeur Sauternes and Barsac tastings but is consistently the finest wine produced in the region and negoçiant friends whose opinion we rate highly have described it as the wine of the vintage.
 
£435
Château Coutet, 1er Grand Cru Classé Barsac 2013
not offered in 2012

Bright gold with a green tinge, with a leafy white fruit nose underscored by fine botrytis notes and a hint of beeswax, leading to a very tight, sweet, white stone fruit palate with the floral notes emphasised, intense and rich with fine acidity behind going to a long, juicy finish. Lovely wine. Drink from 2020 to 2030+
 
£260
Château Doisy-Daëne, 2ème Cru Classé Sauternes 2013
not offered in 2012

Deep gold with a leafy white fruited nose underscored by mushroomy botrytis notes, sweet and really appealing yet tight. Dense, richly intense on the palate with racy citrus notes, grapefruit and some clementine, beautiful concentration, linear and mineral, restrained yet broad at the same time. Lovely wine. Drink from 2020 to 2030+
 
£295
Château Filhot, 2ème Cru Classé, Sauternes 2013
not offered in 2012
 
£165
Château Guiraud, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes 2013
not offered in 2012
 
£315
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes 2013
not offered in 2012

Bright gold with a gorgeous nose of toasty white fruit underscored by botrytis, with marmalade notes, concentrated and rich. Sweet, rich, grilled floral fruit on the palate, very sweet indeed but with lovely balancing acidity behind, fresh and lovely. Drink from 2020 to 2025
 
£395
Château Rieussec, 1er Cru Classé Sauternes 2013
not offered in 2012

Bright gold with a nose of sweet white stone fruits, intensely floral with a twist of orange zest and some lovely botrytis notes behind, really rich, leading to an intense palate of toasty, grilled, white fruits; incredibly fresh, rich and dense, with a marmalade note, fine racy acidity and an incredibly long finish. A really stunning wine. Drink from 2020 to 2035++
 
£530
Château Suduiraut 1er Cru Classé Sauternes 2013
not offered in 2012

Green gold with an inviting waxy, botrytis nose, fresh, leafy with hints of green skinned fruit, tight and creamy, leading to a fabulous palate of explosive creamed white fruits, waxy again with lovely noble rot notes coming through, succulent acidity and a long, persistent finish. Really attractive wine. Drink from 2020 to 2030+
 
£470

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