Bordeaux 2019: in the rear-view mirror

In the wake of the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW breaks down the vintage, offering a definitive guide to how each corner of the region fared in this outstanding year The Bordeaux En Primeur campaign for the 2019 vintage began surreptitiously as Europe cautiously emerged from Covid-19 lockdown, and […]

Bordeaux 2019: jet-set samples prove the vintage’s potential

Earlier this week, a handful of our team had the chance to taste the wines from the Rothschild stables – including both Mouton and Lafite. Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains what the no-expense-spared tasting reveals about the 2019 vintage One of the biggest challenges of this 2019 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign has been […]

Inside Bordeaux: digging below the surface

Released today, Jane Anson’s book Inside Bordeaux offers new insight on the world’s most famous wine region. Here our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains why the guide is an essential companion for any enthusiast It is 10 years since Berry Bros. & Rudd’s first foray into the world of wine book publishing, with Jasper […]

Bordeaux 2019: the taste test

Following our update on the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how, in these unusual times, we will be assessing the wines – and whether or not they’re worth buying Every year, over a period of a few weeks, we send the largest number of tasters of any wine […]