Category: Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux 2020: Pauillac

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at Pauillac, based on a conversation with Jean-Charles Cazes of Ch. Lynch-Bages, Ch. Haut-Batailley and Ch. Ormes de Pez in St Estèphe. At a glance: Pauillac in 2020 Hectares under vine: 1,213 Average yield: 37hla/ha […]

Bordeaux 2020: St Emilion

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Emilion, based on conversations with Frédéric Faye of Ch. Figeac and Aymeric de Gironde of Ch. Troplong Mondot. At a glance: St Emilion in 2020 Hectares under vine: 5,450 Average yield: 38hl/ha […]

Rediscovering St Emilion

The wines of St Emilion are every bit as varied as its sprawling terroir, says Charlie Geoghegan. There’s no one style of St Emilion – and that’s truer now than perhaps ever before. St Emilion is a lot of different things. It’s a quaint little pocket of the fine wine world: a bucolic community of small estates, its rolling hills put […]

Bordeaux 2020: Margaux

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at Margaux, based on a conversation with Alexander Van Beek of Ch. Giscours. At a glance: Margaux in 2020 Hectares under vine: 1,500 Average yield: 36hl/ha in 2020 (49hl/ha in ’19); down 26% Significant […]