What to drink in 2023: Burgundy

Deciding which wines to withdraw from your cellar can be a real challenge. In the first of our unmissable series on what to drink in 2023, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW shares his suggestions for the Burgundy vintages you should consider drinking this year. In January 2023, the wines from the challenging but interesting […]

Second to none? Exploring the second wines of Bordeaux

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 […]