Category: Bordeaux Wine

Sustainability in Bordeaux: the Natural Order

Sustainability is far more than just a buzzword in Bordeaux. Jane Anson reports on the initiatives – from rewilding to recycling – being championed by producers and properties across the region. A vegan shoe company working with an ethical wine brand to make sneakers out of recycled grape skins pretty much encapsulates how quickly Bordeaux […]

Bordeaux 2020: five to watch

With so many châteaux making their best-ever wines today, it can be hard to know where to start. Max Lalondrelle, our Bordeaux Buyer, highlights five estates that should be on your radar when considering the 2020 vintage. Ch. La Gaffelière St Emilion | Premier Grand Cru Classé B “In the face of global warming and […]

Merlot: rags and riches

It is widely grown around the world, and its wines range from the simple and juicy to the sublime and ethereal. But Merlot reaches its zenith on Bordeaux’s Right Bank, says Mark Pardoe MW. It would probably be faster to list the wine-producing countries where Merlot is not grown. This is a ubiquitous grape variety, […]

Ch. Lafite Rothschild: the long view

The Rothschild family have been the custodians of Lafite for 150 years. Saskia de Rothschild is the face of the new generation at the Pauillac first growth. Not so long ago, Saskia de Rothschild was a journalist based in West Africa. Today, the 33-year-old is chair of Ch. Lafite Rothschild, the iconic Bordeaux first growth […]