Bordeaux 2019: the show must go on

As lockdown is lifted in France, it’s become clear that there will be a Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign – with Angludet firing the starting gun. Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains what we expect the unusual campaign to look like, and why we feel that it is crucial After an extended period of […]

Bordeaux 2019: a vintage in limbo

This week our team would normally be out in Bordeaux, tasting the 2019 vintage from barrel and sharing daily reports on the wines. But, with the global Coronavirus pandemic, En Primeur is on hold. So what does that mean – for the wines, the region and the trade? This week I was meant to be […]

Bordeaux 2019: prospects and potential

Ahead of Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW lays out what to expect from the wines The runes for the 2019 vintage are very promising. The top line is that the region has produced a fine quality crop in good quantity, with high levels of ripeness and a more evident freshness […]

Our Own Selection: six of the best

Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW picks six of his favourites from our own-label range Almost every wine in our Own Selection range has a back-story – an event, opportunity or style that sets it apart, giving the wine its individuality. Here are some of my favourites, and why. Meursault: Burgundy’s restricted size and complexity […]