Tag: Bordeaux En Primeur

A glimpse of Bordeaux 2012 – Part Two

Click here for part one of this blog The following morning, Jason and I headed to Ch. Léoville-Las Cases where he was taken round the vineyard by the vineyard manager while I tasted the range of 2012s from all their estates (Nenin in Pomerol, Potensac, Clos du Marquis and Las Cases in St Julien). Geordie […]

A glimpse of Bordeaux 2012 – Part One

I have just returned from a three-day trip to Bordeaux for a quick peek at the 2012 vintage. With me were Geordie Willis, our Brand Director, and one of the leading UK gastronomy photographers, Jason Lowe, who had come along to take some new imagery of the region for us. As we arrived in Bordeaux, […]

What is ‘en primeur’?

We asked our Wine Club Manager Katie Cooper to explain exactly what ‘en primeur’ is, how the system came about and what it means for buying wine. What is the en primeur system? In a nutshell, en primeur (or wine futures) refers to the system by which Châteaux sell their wine from the barrel; that […]

2011 – Ready, Steady, Taste!

It was beautiful, crisp and sunny as we awoke this morning and the early drive to the Right Bank was really stunning passing through many wonderful vineyards and opulent Château. Following a brief taste of one or two 2009 and 2010s last night, our taste buds were certainly whet and raring to go. Our first […]