Category: Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux 2016: the verdict

As Bordeaux 2016 en primeur gets underway, with the first major release (Cos d’Estournel) today, our Buying Director Max Lalondrelle provides his thoughts on the vintage It’s been more than two weeks since we finished our annual en primeur week with a late afternoon tasting at Ch. Haut-Bailly and a quick game of pétanque before […]

Bordeaux 2016: thoroughly British

In his final post, Will Lyons reports on the last day of tasting, the nature of the 2016 vintage and highlights a few of his favourite wines The port of Beychevelle sits at the end of a long road that snakes its way past the château down towards the muddy flats of the Gironde. In […]

Bordeaux 2016: a post-Parker vintage

On day three tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons and the rest of our team head south to the Graves, where the vintage represents the new face of Bordeaux, marked by its crunchy fruit and freshness The Old World meets the New at Ch. Pape Clément. Here, nestled in a small corner on the […]

Understanding Bordeaux 2016

After a day spent sipping and spitting on the Right Bank, Will Lyons analyses the vintage conditions and their effect on how the Bordeaux 2016 wines taste Stéphane Derenoncourt – the plain-speaking, international wine consultant whose advice and technical know-how is sought after from Napa to Margaux – describes the 2016 growing season as “a […]