Tag: En Primeur

Bordeaux 2017: in summary

Returned sated and satisfied, our 2017 Bordeaux buying visit closes in reflective mood. Will Lyons wraps up the week, in thought, and word, and in writing all of our soon-to-be-published tasting notes – in deed. In Bordeaux history is all around you. It was the Latin poet Ausonius who first recorded mention of wine production […]

Bordeaux 2017: vitality in Margaux

As the team arrive in Margaux, they find a poetic sense of finesse and vitality – wines that are beguiling and captivating, Ch. Margaux: “one of the best I can remember tasting from barrel” and therefore promising onwards memorable drinking. Will Lyons reports There is one Margaux property, just south of the village, down a […]

How en primeur works

With our Rhône 2016 en primeur campaign starting next week, and Bordeaux 2017 just around the corner, we look at how en primeur in Bordeaux began – as originally published in Issue Two of our No.3 magazine It is important to stress that in Bordeaux, the en primeur concept has only ever really applied to the very […]

The pure pleasure of Beaujolais

For our Buyer Will Heslop, there are few regions that offer as much enjoyment, interest and affordability as Beaujolais; here, he explains why In a recent blog piece, my learned colleague Simon Field MW wrote that Pinot d’Aunis is “far more interesting than Gamay”. Not only is Simon a Master of Wine and a brilliant […]