Month: May, 2023

Bordeaux 2022: lesser-known communes

There are wines worth buying outside Bordeaux’s major communes in 2022, says Mark Pardoe MW – if you know where to look. Here, our Wine Director offers some highlights from Moulis-en-Médoc, the wider Médoc peninsula and the sometimes-overlooked Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux. In a nutshell: the mark of a great year is when all levels of […]

Bordeaux 2022: Pessac-Léognan reds, dry and sweet whites

Reds from Pessac-Léognan 2022 In some ways, the wines of Pessac-Léognan have the best of both worlds this year. The strength of the tannins from the Cabernet Sauvignon is (mostly) counterbalanced by the juiciness of the Merlot. And the more assertive expressions of freshness found in the Médoc are more moderated and integrated here. The […]

Bordeaux 2022: St Estèphe

Our next Bordeaux 2022 En Primeur report covers the commune of St Estèphe. Visits and tastings with the appellation’s key producers have presented our team with “a wide selection of styles”. Mark Pardoe MW, our Wine Director, takes a closer look at why that is – and highlights some of the standout wines. St Estèphe […]

Bordeaux 2022: Pauillac

The commune that boasts no fewer than three First Growths has produced “some very impressive wines” in 2022, says Mark Pardoe MW. In this report, our Wine Director looks at the appellation in more detail – and highlights the wines to seek out in our Bordeaux 2022 En Primeur offer. Pauillac 2022 in a nutshell: […]