Category: Bordeaux Wine

Jane Anson on Bordeaux 2021

Jane Anson is described by Decanter as “the world’s most informed and accomplished expert on the wines of Bordeaux”. Midway through the En Primeur tasting, we caught up with her to discuss the role of the critic and what collectors should be seeking out in the 2021 vintage. You’ve worked in and with the Bordeaux […]

Negotiating Bordeaux

Bordeaux’s négociants: are they anachronistic middlemen or a vital cog in the local machine? Barbara Drew MW takes a closer look. The négociants have been a fixture of the Bordeaux wine world for centuries. On one level, they help reinforce the stereotype of Bordeaux as corporate and commercial rather than romantic: they are middlemen, just […]

Bordeaux 2021: St Estèphe and final thoughts

Our team’s last day of En Primeur tastings takes them up and down Bordeaux’s Left Bank, from St Estèphe to Pessac-Léognan. After two weeks on the ground, Mark Pardoe MW reports on some highlights and shares his overall impression of the 2021 vintage. Our final day saw us tackle St Estèphe before heading south for […]

Bordeaux 2021: Margaux and Pauillac

Our team’s penultimate day tasting Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur takes them to some of the Left Bank’s top names. Here, Mark Pardoe MW reports on highlights from Margaux and Pauillac, where there have been some outstanding wines on show. The pieces of the 2021 jigsaw are starting to fall into place. Based on what we […]