Category: Bordeaux Wine

On Points…

The description of wine is a very personal matter. Some think in terms of cherries, gooseberries and the like (which can be difficult for those of us brought up in cities), others more simply in terms of structure, class, balance. I am in the latter camp: ask me what aroma jumps out at me from […]

First Growths – are they worth it?

In 1855 the wines of the left bank were “classified” on the orders of Napoleon III (who, incidentally spent some time in BBR’s St James’s cellars during his exile in the 1830s). This new classification was designed for the Exposition Universelle de Paris, at which the wines would be on display. The wines were ranked […]

Cos it’s a Monday!

Monday 16th June – We had what can only be described as wine ‘enlightenment’ this week – truly one of the greatest evenings of my twenty years in the wine trade. I used the excuse of having the always insightful and enigmatic Jean-Guillaume Prats, Managing Director of Château Cos d’Estournel dropping by, to raid the […]

2007 Bordeaux

We are nearing the end of the 2007 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign, with the last few wines expected to be released in the coming days. This time of year is usually a busy and hectic one in the Fine Wine office, though this year it has been a little quiet. Our favourites have sold relatively well, […]