Tag: Bordeaux 2020 En Primeur

Rediscovering St Emilion

The wines of St Emilion are every bit as varied as its sprawling terroir, says Charlie Geoghegan. There’s no one style of St Emilion – and that’s truer now than perhaps ever before. St Emilion is a lot of different things. It’s a quaint little pocket of the fine wine world: a bucolic community of small estates, its rolling hills put […]

Focus on Ch. Berliquet: Bordeaux 2020

Swaddled by Ch. Canon’s vineyards and dwarfed by its reputation, Ch. Berliquet looked set to fade into obscurity. But, under winemaker Nicolas Audebert’s skilful eye, these 10 hectares of prime St Emilion vines have a very different future ahead. It’s early March, and winemaker Nicolas Audebert – like the rest of our locked-down world – […]

Bordeaux 2020: St Julien

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Julien, based on a conversation with Jean-Michel Laporte of Ch. Talbot. At a glance: St Julien in 2020 Hectares under vine: 910 Average yield: 34hl/ha in 2020 (46hl/h in ’19); down 26% […]

Bordeaux 2020: St Estèphe

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Estèphe, based on a conversation with Lorraine Watrin of Ch. Montrose. At a glance: St Estèphe in 2020 Hectares under vine: 1,250 Average yield: 41hl/ha in 2020 (50hl/ha in ’19); down 18% […]