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Barrels and Bottles Blog — bordeaux harvest 2011

Only Chateau Ausonne gets 100 point potential from Robert Parker

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Critic Robert Parker has awarded only one potential 100 pointer in his provisional scores for the 2011 vintage. Ausone was awarded 96-100 points, while Lafite was awarded only 90-93 in the estate’s worst performance since its 88 points in 1993. The scores were described on Twitter as “incredible” and “making a lot of sense”. Lafite’s […]

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Bordeaux 2011: frost threatens buds brought on by heatwave

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As most of Western Europe basked in weather more common in June than April, Bordeaux sweltered in temperatures that regularly topped 30 degrees Centigrade. But winemakers now have another cause for concern: that the sun is bringing the vines on too fast, leaving new buds vulnerable to April frost. Every visitor to Bordeaux last week […]

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