Tag: En Primeur

Bordeaux 2019: a vintage in limbo

This week our team would normally be out in Bordeaux, tasting the 2019 vintage from barrel and sharing daily reports on the wines. But, with the global Coronavirus pandemic, En Primeur is on hold. So what does that mean – for the wines, the region and the trade? This week I was meant to be […]

On the pour: Condrieu

Every month we highlight one of the wines available to taste in our London Shop. This month it’s the turn of a hedonistic Viognier from its heartland, Condrieu 2018 Condrieu, Côte Chatillon, Domaine Mouton, Rhône  What is it? The new vintage from the Rhône is now available En Primeur, but this Condrieu is actually here already, offering a first taste of […]

Bordeaux 2019: prospects and potential

Later this month our team will be heading to Bordeaux for their first taste of the 2019 vintage En Primeur. Here our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW lays out what to expect from the wines The runes for the 2019 vintage are very promising. The top line is that the region has produced a fine […]

Rhône 2018: where to find value

Look beyond the Rhône’s most famous names and appellations to find serious value, says our Buyer Fiona Hayes. Here, she offers her tips on wines that offer serious quality at much less serious prices I believe that it is always possible to find value in any region. We all have different interpretations of what “value” […]