Tag: Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux 2017: a first glance

With all eyes on Bordeaux as the next en primeur vintage gears up for release, Fine Wine Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle reports on how things are currently looking for 2017 As a Frenchman living in the U.K now for 24 years, I am used to how much the British love to talk […]

The judgement of Steven Spurrier

We caught up with Steven Spurrier, wine personality and architect of the original Judgement of Paris tasting, to hear his views on why the result helped not hindered the French, the changes afoot in California and his take on Bordeaux 2013. It’s not a millstone round my neck, but I’ve never been allowed to forget […]

The Chairman’s conclusions – Bordeaux 2013

Back on home turf, having tasted more than 200 wines and chalked up visits to 40 châteaux and three négociants, our Chairman Simon Berry reflects on the potential of Bordeaux 2013. Now that the craziness of en primeur week has finished, and my mouth, tongue and teeth are beginning to recover, it’s possible to look […]

Bordeaux 2013: judging on a case by case basis

In his final report from Bordeaux 2013, Jonathan White finds that this is a vintage where blanket statements and generalisations won’t cut it. There’s youthful charm, interesting stylistic departures and good quality to be found for those willing to do the legwork and taste, taste, taste. Low yields, historically low production, rigorous selection and careful […]