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 […]

2010, a good start to a new decade?

I have tasted only a few wines from 2010 so far and all have been in their infancy. It is therefore a bit too early to pass judgement, but the 2010 Bordeaux vintage is looking promising. 2009 was a great final chapter to what has been the most successful decade Bordeaux has ever seen, but […]

The St Emilion Renaissance?

Having been in business for over 300 years, BB&R has seen many trends come and go and we have always used this knowledge to make sure that we were reactive when we needed to be, but also that we remained trendsetters, rather than followers. In the early 80s St Emilion wines were on the verge […]

Near miss!

Although it is very early to say, I think at this stage the 2010 Bordeaux vintage will not be quite in the same league as 2009. It would be very unfair to generalize, but early signs show that the Merlot, once again, has failed to deliver. With a very fragile flowering season and a very […]