Tag: En Primeur

Burgundy 2019: the buyer’s cellar

As our Burgundy Buyer, Adam Bruntlett spends his days sourcing wines destined for other people’s cellars. Here, he gives us an insider’s look at his own Burgundy collection.     My relationship with Burgundy began 10 years ago, when I started visiting growers regularly to taste their wines from barrel. Some vignerons would follow the new vintage by pouring a more mature wine blind, inviting […]

Bordeaux 2019: in the rear-view mirror

In the wake of the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW breaks down the vintage, offering a definitive guide to how each corner of the region fared in this outstanding year The Bordeaux En Primeur campaign for the 2019 vintage began surreptitiously as Europe cautiously emerged from Covid-19 lockdown, and […]

Bordeaux 2019: our favourites

With the last of Bordeaux’s 2019s released, our Bordeaux Director Max Lalondrelle looks back on the campaign and picks his favourite wines from a vintage that defied the odds With the last releases now firmly behind us, it is a good time for us to reflect on what has been an amazing En Primeur season. […]

Bordeaux 2019: what the critics are saying

The world’s wine critics have had their say on Bordeaux 2019, most having spent weeks tasting samples couriered from the châteaux to their homes. Here’s our round-up of what they said – and the wines they rated most highly VINOUS – NEAL MARTIN Neal Martin’s report was among the last – but most anticipated – […]