Tag: En Primeur

Fine times for fine wines

It seems as though Bordeaux 2009 dominated our thoughts and our business for a large chunk of last year, and it’s hard to believe that in just two months’ time we will be back in that part of the world tasting the highly-regarded 2010s. In the meantime, however, Burgundy 2009 has taken centre stage in […]

Bordeaux 09 overview: an Asian perspective

2009 Bordeaux En Primeur is done. It’s already interesting to read the views of merchants, critics, negociants and pretty much anyone with an opinion, on what has taken place over the last few months. So what the heck, this is my two bob’s worth from what I have witnessed in Hong Kong. 1.       We were […]

Ch. d’Issan, Bordeaux

Following on from our very successful Bordeaux 2009 tasting in London last Monday, Emmanuel Cruse from Ch. d’Issan (Margaux’s oldest château, no less) came in to give us a taste of some of his vibrant, floral back-vintages and explain to us a little about the history of this beautiful estate.

Bordeaux 2009…. we ain’t seen nothing yet!!!

It’s been the most hectic, frantic and let’s face facts, bonkers three weeks of my 22 years in the wine business. Seventeen hours-a-day of what seemed like stratospheric prices that we shouldn’t buy at one minute, that then sell out in an hour…….I’ve never seen anything like it.   So is this insanity that’s all […]