Month: April, 2017

Bordeaux 2016: a post-Parker vintage

On day three tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons and the rest of our team head south to the Graves, where the vintage represents the new face of Bordeaux, marked by its crunchy fruit and freshness The Old World meets the New at Ch. Pape Clément. Here, nestled in a small corner on the […]

Understanding Bordeaux 2016

After a day spent sipping and spitting on the Right Bank, Will Lyons analyses the vintage conditions and their effect on how the Bordeaux 2016 wines taste Stéphane Derenoncourt – the plain-speaking, international wine consultant whose advice and technical know-how is sought after from Napa to Margaux – describes the 2016 growing season as “a […]

Bordeaux 2016: a truly great vintage?

This week our team is in the Gironde, visiting the châteaux, talking to the winemakers and tasting the new vintage from barrel. Each day Will Lyons will be reporting from the region, sharing our team’s assessment of Bordeaux 2016. Here, he reports on a day tasting in Margaux, finding wines of almost Burgundian elegance Touch down Bordeaux. […]

Notes from the vineyard: budburst

Over the coming year we’ll be following life at Nyetimber, one of England’s leading sparkling wine producers, detailing the monthly goings-on amongst the vines and inside the winery. In his first post, winemaker Brad Greatrix describes the first stirring of the vines On the viticultural calendar, April is an exciting month in England because it […]