Tag: Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2014: A question of price

As Jonathan White returns home from a week’s exploratory tasting in Bordeaux, he sums up the team’s sentiments towards the 2014 vintage. In the role of merchants we have always positioned ourselves as the closest link between the people who make the wine and those who drink it. When we signed the open letter from UK […]

Bordeaux 2014: Superb siblings for the Grands Vins

In his penultimate post from Bordeaux Jonathan White recounts the team’s fourth day tasting the 2014 wines and reflects on the quality of the vintage. As we made our way to Northern Pauillac and St Estèphe on Thursday morning, I couldn’t help but marvel at how tidy the vineyards were and consider the amount of […]

Bordeaux 2014: Pessac-Léognan’s moment in the sun

As we continue to follow our team in Bordeaux, Jake Dean – Fine Wine Sales Director – reports on the wines from Pessac-Léognan, which he feels are some of the best of the 2014 vintage. The 2014 vintage may be typified by its charming freshness which – unlike recent vintages – is harmonious with the presence […]

Bordeaux 2014: Like no other

At the end of his third day in Bordeaux Jonathan White praises the quality of the 2014 vintage and its truly unusual character. I have mentioned in other posts about the weather during the growing season, but I wanted to emphasise just how extraordinary it was in Pauillac: records were broken for the wettest January and […]