Tag: Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2021: five to watch

With hundreds of châteaux releasing their wines En Primeur, it can be hard to know where to start. Here, Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle singles out five estates that should be on your wish-list for the 2021 vintage. Château Nénin, Pomerol The name “Nénin” dates back to the 16th century, but this is very much an […]

Why you should collect Sauternes

Barely one percent of the wine made in Bordeaux is sweet. But just a sip of a golden Sauternes or honeyed Barsac is enough to leave a lasting impression. Here, we take a look at the virtues of this luscious liquid – and why it should be a key part of your wine collection. “I […]

Bordeaux’s second wines

Second wines are ubiquitous in Bordeaux today, but how did that come to be? Our Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, looks at the role of the second wine – and why collectors should pay attention. The use of the term “second wine” has become second nature when talking about the great châteaux of Bordeaux. But […]

Ch. d’Armailhac: digging into the detail

A tree-lined pathway connects Château d’Armailhac with Château Mouton Rothschild, but it has an identity all of its own. Here, the estate’s new director, Lucie Lauilhé, digs into the detail. Lucie Lauilhé is now six months into the job of leading Château d’Armailhac, part of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. stable of Classified Growths. […]