Tag: bordeaux 2021 en primeur

Our verdict on Bordeaux 2021

Our experts have tasted far and wide, met with the producers and discussed their findings. There is pleasure to be found with Bordeaux 2021, says Mark Pardoe MW, though quality is not uniform. Here, our Wine Director reports on the vintage and the wines. The 2021 vintage in Bordeaux was among the most difficult in […]

Ch. Clinet: family spirit

Ronan Laborde was in his early twenties when he took charge of Château Clinet. Almost 20 years later, he and his partner, Monique Bailly, run this Pomerol jewel. We meet them at their home-away-from-home to find out more. It’s a blustery Friday morning in March when we pull up outside. For a high-profile wine estate, […]

Ch. Haut-Bailly: come on up to the house

Véronique Sanders has been connected to Château Haut-Bailly for as long as she can remember. When her grandfather sold the property to the Wilmers family, it could have been the end of her story. In fact, it was just the beginning. Here, she shares insights from her 20-plus years at the helm of this much-loved […]

Ch. Cheval Blanc: a league of its own

Pierre Lurton has led this singular estate for 30 years. In this exclusive interview, his senior team tell us just what it takes to make this iconic wine today – and for the decades to come. There are a handful of reference-point wines in the world. Château Cheval Blanc is one of them. Both the […]