Tag: Bordeaux 2015

Bordeaux 2015: an eastern assessment

In between tasting the 2015s, Nicholas Pegna – Asia Director – considers how the Asian markets will approach the new vintage from Bordeaux. Whilst reflecting on the prospects for Bordeaux 2015, I have been thinking about how Bordeaux as a brand is faring, especially from an Asian perspective. The recent years since the great pair […]

Bordeaux 2015: from the barrel

As the first day of tasting Bordeaux 2015 en primeur gets underway, Simon Staples considers the art of tasting wine from barrel and the new vintage’s potential. New moleskin notebook? Check. Thesaurus with highlighted alternatives to the word “blackcurranty”? (Don’t bother looking, there aren’t any, I just checked.) No white shirts, tan chinos or ties […]

Bordeaux 2015: off the starting blocks

As our team boards the plane for Bordeaux, our Chairman Simon Berry sets the scene for the 2015 en primeur campaign. I was in Bordeaux last July, just after Bastille Day, in weather hotter than I have ever known there. There were a few grumbles – vignerons are farmers after all, and no farmer will […]

Bordeaux 2015: ahead of tasting

Ahead of Bordeaux en primeur, and our team’s all-important trip to taste the vintage, we provide a brief update on the 2015 growing season, and our Buying Director’s thoughts on the vintage thus far. Vintages ending in a five come with an expectation of greatness in Bordeaux – often these are the years that produce […]