Bordeaux’s second wines

Second wines are ubiquitous in Bordeaux today, but how did that come to be? Our Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, looks at the role of the second wine – and why collectors should pay attention. The use of the term “second wine” has become second nature when talking about the great châteaux of Bordeaux. But […]

Our verdict on Bordeaux 2021

Our experts have tasted far and wide, met with the producers and discussed their findings. There is pleasure to be found with Bordeaux 2021, says Mark Pardoe MW, though quality is not uniform. Here, our Wine Director reports on the vintage and the wines. The 2021 vintage in Bordeaux was among the most difficult in […]

Bordeaux 2021: St Estèphe and final thoughts

Our team’s last day of En Primeur tastings takes them up and down Bordeaux’s Left Bank, from St Estèphe to Pessac-Léognan. After two weeks on the ground, Mark Pardoe MW reports on some highlights and shares his overall impression of the 2021 vintage. Our final day saw us tackle St Estèphe before heading south for […]

Bordeaux 2021: Margaux and Pauillac

Our team’s penultimate day tasting Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur takes them to some of the Left Bank’s top names. Here, Mark Pardoe MW reports on highlights from Margaux and Pauillac, where there have been some outstanding wines on show. The pieces of the 2021 jigsaw are starting to fall into place. Based on what we […]