Category: Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux’s second wines

Second wines are ubiquitous in Bordeaux today, but how did that come to be? Our Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, looks at the role of the second wine – and why collectors should pay attention. The use of the term “second wine” has become second nature when talking about the great châteaux of Bordeaux. But […]

Ch. d’Armailhac: digging into the detail

A tree-lined pathway connects Château d’Armailhac with Château Mouton Rothschild, but it has an identity all of its own. Here, the estate’s new director, Lucie Lauilhé, digs into the detail. Lucie Lauilhé is now six months into the job of leading Château d’Armailhac, part of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. stable of Classified Growths. […]

Our verdict on Bordeaux 2021

Our experts have tasted far and wide, met with the producers and discussed their findings. There is pleasure to be found with Bordeaux 2021, says Mark Pardoe MW, though quality is not uniform. Here, our Wine Director reports on the vintage and the wines. The 2021 vintage in Bordeaux was among the most difficult in […]

Ch. Clinet: family spirit

Ronan Laborde was in his early twenties when he took charge of Château Clinet. Almost 20 years later, he and his partner, Monique Bailly, run this Pomerol jewel. We meet them at their home-away-from-home to find out more. It’s a blustery Friday morning in March when we pull up outside. For a high-profile wine estate, […]