Category: Bordeaux Wine

Bordeaux 2017: vitality in Margaux

As the team arrive in Margaux, they find a poetic sense of finesse and vitality – wines that are beguiling and captivating, Ch. Margaux: “one of the best I can remember tasting from barrel” and therefore promising onwards memorable drinking. Will Lyons reports There is one Margaux property, just south of the village, down a […]

Bordeaux 2017: the Right Bank – change is afoot

As our team continues to tread the claret-coloured path, Will Lyons reports on their findings of Bordeaux 2017 from the Right Bank, where change is afoot, and freshness, tension and elegance returns again to St. Emilion The tasting room at Ch. Pavie sits high above the trained vineyards that sprawl southwards, down towards the sandy […]

Bordeaux 2017: first impressions – light and bright

As the first Bordeaux 2017 wines are unveiled to our team and the wider trade at large, Will Lyons sheds some light on the vintage conditions and their effect on taste. On the first day in the week of being on the rolling “red carpet”, all is looking light and bright And we’re off! The morning […]

No contest: Claret

With Bordeaux en primeur officially kicking off this week, our Head Chef Stewart Turner looks to Claret for seasonal inspiration “Claret” is the traditional British name for the red wine of Bordeaux. In 1154, the area of Aquitaine – a powerful dukedom that covered the whole of southwest France, including Bordeaux and La Rochelle – […]