A glimpse of Bordeaux 2012 – Part Two

Click here for part one of this blog The following morning, Jason and I headed to Ch. Léoville-Las Cases where he was taken round the vineyard by the vineyard manager while I tasted the range of 2012s from all their estates (Nenin in Pomerol, Potensac, Clos du Marquis and Las Cases in St Julien). Geordie […]

A glimpse of Bordeaux 2012 – Part One

I have just returned from a three-day trip to Bordeaux for a quick peek at the 2012 vintage. With me were Geordie Willis, our Brand Director, and one of the leading UK gastronomy photographers, Jason Lowe, who had come along to take some new imagery of the region for us. As we arrived in Bordeaux, […]

First thoughts on the Bordeaux 2011 vintage

Like the wildebeest at the beginning of the rainy season wine buyers from around the world will migrate to new pastures very shortly. The Bordeaux Châteaux will open their doors to wine professionals in order to present the new 2011 vintage. I, along with 6 of my colleagues will be travelling to Bordeaux the 1st […]

Choosing the blend for our Good Ordinary Selection

I have just returned from a couple of days in Bordeaux with the aim of getting the initial thoughts on the much-awaited 2011 Bordeaux campaign, but mostly to decide on the blend for our next vintage of Good Ordinary Claret (GOC as it is known internally) and Good Ordinary White. My role as a fine […]