Tag: En Primeur

Bordeaux 2019: the taste test

Following our update on the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how, in these unusual times, we will be assessing the wines – and whether or not they’re worth buying Every year, over a period of a few weeks, we send the largest number of tasters of any wine […]

Bordeaux 2019: the show must go on

As lockdown is lifted in France, it’s become clear that there will be a Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign – with Angludet firing the starting gun. Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains what we expect the unusual campaign to look like, and why we feel that it is crucial After an extended period of […]

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 […]