Bordeaux 2019: our favourites

With the last of Bordeaux’s 2019s released, our Bordeaux Director Max Lalondrelle looks back on the campaign and picks his favourite wines from a vintage that defied the odds With the last releases now firmly behind us, it is a good time for us to reflect on what has been an amazing En Primeur season. […]

Bordeaux 2018: our best-value buys

You needn’t spend a fortune to buy en primeur. Here, our Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle has chosen his five top-value wines of Bordeaux 2018

Bordeaux 2017: a first glance

With all eyes on Bordeaux as the next en primeur vintage gears up for release, Fine Wine Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle reports on how things are currently looking for 2017 As a Frenchman living in the U.K now for 24 years, I am used to how much the British love to talk […]

Bordeaux 2016: the verdict

As Bordeaux 2016 en primeur gets underway, with the first major release (Cos d’Estournel) today, our Buying Director Max Lalondrelle provides his thoughts on the vintage It’s been more than two weeks since we finished our annual en primeur week with a late afternoon tasting at Ch. Haut-Bailly and a quick game of pétanque before […]