Category: Bordeaux Wine

France and the frosts

With temperatures plummeting across France, the vignerons have been fighting back against the frost. While it’s too early to tell how the vintage will be impacted, Barbara Drew MW talks us through this seasonal peril. No doubt you have seen some of the evocative images coming out of France in the past week; dark vineyards […]

Checking in on Bordeaux 2020

The 2020 vintage is in barrel, and En Primeur season is fast approaching. While our team waits to taste the new vintage, we’ve asked some of our Bordelais friends for their insights. Ch. Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan “It’s a vintage of conviction,” says Guillaume Pouthier, Director at the Pessac-Léognan estate. “We had to adapt all […]

Good Ordinary Claret: behind the scenes

Max Lalondrelle is the Managing Director of Fine Wine at Berry Bros. & Rudd, having previously been our Sales Manager and Bordeaux Buyer. He talks us through 20 years of Good Ordinary Claret.   What’s your role when it comes to Good Ordinary Claret?   I started out in Berry Bros. & Rudd as the Bordeaux Buyer, and the region remains very close to my heart. […]

In praise of white Bordeaux

Why is white Bordeaux – that gloriously aromatic and complex wine style – so often overlooked? Barbara Drew MW explains what we’re missing out on. This weekend I discovered a serious issue in my cellar. I have too much white Burgundy. At first glance, this may not seem problematic: who wouldn’t want a white Burgundy […]