Tag: Bordeaux

What to drink in 2018: red Bordeaux

Our Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave kicks off the New Year with the first instalment of our annual series on what to drink over the coming months. Here, he offers an update on two decades of red Bordeaux The 2000 and 2001 vintages, in the main, remain firmly in their purple patch, as indeed does […]

En primeur: fable and fortune

As the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur campaign draws to a close, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how we came to buy unfinished wine, and examines the mechanics, myths and future of wine futures The first Bordeaux vintage I bought en primeur as a wine merchant was 1982. I only bought two wines – […]

Bordeaux 2016: first impressions

With just a month to go before the Bordelais unveil their 2016 wines, Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle shares his first impressions of the vintage Every year, long before the en primeur tastings in early April, I visit Bordeaux to check on the quality of the vintage. These visits, the first during the […]

Southwold on Thames: tasting Bordeaux 2013

Philip Moulin reports on an annual tasting of the newly bottled Bordeaux vintage, this year focused on 2013; a hard vintage, for both producers and consumers For the last three years I have been privileged to have taken part in what is arguably the most comprehensive annual tasting of fine wine in the UK – […]