Category: Bordeaux Wine

2017 Bordeaux: in summary

Returned sated and satisfied, our 2017 Bordeaux buying visit closes in reflective mood. Will Lyons wraps up the week, in thought, and word, and in writing all of our soon-to-be-published tasting notes – in deed. In Bordeaux history is all around you. It was the Latin poet Ausonius who first recorded mention of wine production […]

2017 Bordeaux: drinking wine

As the week draws to a close, our team has reached the end of its 60 châteaux-tour and at Ch. Haut-Brion and Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste finds wines which prove that the 2017 vintage is perfect for drinking At Ch. La Mission Haut-Brion we taste in silence. The oak panelled tasting room, which sits high above a […]

Bordeaux 2017: vitality in Margaux

As the team arrive in Margaux, they find a poetic sense of finesse and vitality – wines that are beguiling and captivating, Ch. Margaux: “one of the best I can remember tasting from barrel” and therefore promising onwards memorable drinking. Will Lyons reports There is one Margaux property, just south of the village, down a […]

Bordeaux 2017: the Right Bank – change is afoot

As our team continues to tread the claret-coloured path, Will Lyons reports on their findings of Bordeaux 2017 from the Right Bank, where change is afoot, and freshness, tension and elegance returns again to St. Emilion The tasting room at Ch. Pavie sits high above the trained vineyards that sprawl southwards, down towards the sandy […]