Tag: Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux 2020: St Emilion

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Emilion, based on conversations with Frédéric Faye of Ch. Figeac and Aymeric de Gironde of Ch. Troplong Mondot. At a glance: St Emilion in 2020 Hectares under vine: 5,450 Average yield: 38hl/ha […]

Bordeaux 2019: our favourites

With the last of Bordeaux’s 2019s released, our Bordeaux Director Max Lalondrelle looks back on the campaign and picks his favourite wines from a vintage that defied the odds With the last releases now firmly behind us, it is a good time for us to reflect on what has been an amazing En Primeur season. […]

Bordeaux 2017: drinking wine

As the week draws to a close, our team has reached the end of its 60 châteaux-tour and at Ch. Haut-Brion and Ch. Grand-Puy-Lacoste finds wines which prove that the 2017 vintage is perfect for drinking At Ch. La Mission Haut-Brion we taste in silence. The oak panelled tasting room, which sits high above 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 […]