Tag: En Primeur

Bordeaux 2014: ‘The best of the rest’

Geordie Willis – eighth-generation family member and Berry Bros. & Rudd Creative Director – recounts his first week tasting Bordeaux en primeur and the prospects of the 2014 vintage. The Marathon du Médoc celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014 and as I sit now, some 2,000 kilometres from the great châteaux, I feel a sense of […]

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 […]