Tag: Bordeaux En Primeur

Bordeaux 2013: a question of tasting

When a challenging vintage such as 2013 presents itself, the only way to evaluate the wines is to get stuck into the tastings and to seek out the gems, says Jonathan White. One of the main reasons why wine lovers are attracted to the wines of Bordeaux is the variations one finds from vintage to […]

History repeating itself? Bordeaux 40 years on

Our Chairman, Simon Berry, first cut his teeth in Bordeaux 40 years ago. Here he reflects on how the Bordelais could learn some lessons from 1974… Its 40 years exactly, give or take a few months, since I first visited Bordeaux. Then, aged 15, I was on “an exchange” with a boy named Gerard whose […]

Bordeaux 2013 en primeur IS LIVE!

Whatever the rumours preceding the launch of a vintage, nothing matches the excitement of being on the ground and tasting. As Bordeaux 2013 is unveiled, Jonathan White – our correspondent for the week – sends his first dispatch. Much has already been written about the 2013 Bordeaux vintage prior to this weeks Union des Grands […]

Bordeaux 2012 Tasting Trip Day 3 – Pauillac to St Julien and Back

The dark and gloomy weather which welcomed us on Wednesday morning certainly didn’t dampen our mood, especially as we heard that the forecast for the day was much improved. Pauillac was our destination as we boarded the minibus and, as usual, Ch. Pichon-Lalande was our first appointment. An estate that has improved impressively during recent […]