Tag: Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2017: first impressions – light and bright

As the first Bordeaux 2017 wines are unveiled to our team and the wider trade at large, Will Lyons sheds some light on the vintage conditions and their effect on taste. On the first day in the week of being on the rolling “red carpet”, all is looking light and bright And we’re off! The morning […]

No contest: Claret

With Bordeaux en primeur officially kicking off this week, our Head Chef Stewart Turner looks to Claret for seasonal inspiration “Claret” is the traditional British name for the red wine of Bordeaux. In 1154, the area of Aquitaine – a powerful dukedom that covered the whole of southwest France, including Bordeaux and La Rochelle – […]

(Don’t) blame it on the weatherman

Wine in all its guises is much more than what happens in the cellar. As Bordeaux Petits Châteaux Buyer Oli Barton discusses here, the weather can have substantial impact on a year’s work for the whole region On my recent trip to Bordeaux I uncovered how much the region’s prosperity hangs on the elements and how […]

A masterclass with Domaine de l’A

At an intimate tasting with Côtes du Castillon producer Domaine de l’A, we unearth hidden treasures from this often-overlooked region of Bordeaux – one that garners attention for its approachable pricing and continual innovation. Alice Brandon from our Fine Wine team reports Within the rich history of Bordeaux, the Côtes de Castillon has often been […]