Category: Bordeaux Wine

The Southwold Tasting: evaluating a vintage

Every year the wine trade’s leading Bordeaux experts meet to assess the most recent vintage to reach our shores in bottle: this year it was the turn of Bordeaux 2015. Philip Moulin explains how the Southwold Tasting works and why it matters

What to drink in 2019: Bordeaux

As 2019 stretches out ahead of us, our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave offers the initial instalment of our ever-popular series on the vintages to crack open over the coming months, looking first at two decades’ worth of Claret

Initial success: how to celebrate passing the MW

Today 10 new Masters of Wine have been announced – including our very own Barbara Drew. After three intensive years of study, we asked her what she’ll be uncorking in celebration of those two hard-earned initials…

Keep Carmes

Ch. les Carmes Haut-Brion – a relatively petite property by Bordeaux standards – is nestled in amongst the city’s sprawl. Here, Alexis Self visits the château and its unusual, almost inner-city vineyards