Anything but Ordinary

Our Good Ordinary and Extra Ordinary Claret are some of our best-selling wines – but what is the difference between these two red Bordeaux? Bordeaux specialist Philip Moulin explains Good. Ordinary. Claret. Three words that our customers probably associate with us more than any other. “GOC”, as it is known affectionately, has been our best-selling […]

Bordeaux 2010 revisited

When we first released Bordeaux 2010, the headline read “The Best Yet?”. After a recent tasting of the vintage in bottle, Bordeaux Specialist Philip Moulin considers where this lauded year lies in the pantheon of great Bordeaux vintages The opportunity to taste all of the top wines from one of the great Bordeaux vintages is […]

Bordeaux 2016: out of the bottle

The 2016 vintage in Bordeaux was extraordinary – scoring a rare 10 out of 10 in our books. Here, Bordeaux Specialist Philip Moulin reports on an extensive tasting of the vintage – and whether the wines live up to their reputation Over 40 years ago, a group of buyers from leading UK wine merchants gathered […]

The comfort of Claret

There are few things more reassuring – or quintessentially British – than Claret. Philip Moulin – a man more devoted to Bordeaux than most – argues that the region’s wines are peerless companions for a Christmas feast Over the years, I’ve had many people tell me (sometimes even those whom I trust) that red Bordeaux, […]