Tag: En Primeur

Bordeaux 2019: prospects and potential

Ahead of Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur, 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 quality crop in good quantity, with high levels of ripeness and a more evident freshness […]

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” […]

Estate secrets: five Rhône producers to watch

As we look to the Rhône for the release of the 2018 vintage En Primeur, we asked our Buyer Fiona Hayes to choose her favourite producers in the region. Combining established names with smaller addresses on the rise, these five estates are ones to watch Domaine Pierre Gaillard Domaine Pierre Gaillard is one of the […]

Rhône 2018: where to start

Whether you’re new to the region or just want a shortcut to benchmark styles, our Buyer Fiona Hayes has picked out five classic wines from 2018 that are worthy of any cellar Condrieu 2018 Condrieu, Côte Bonnette, Domaine Mouton: This includes a high percentage of fruit from granite soils, which is particularly useful in 2018 […]