Tag: Graves

Bordeaux 2018: an exceptional year

Our team spent its last day in Pessac-Léognan, the last commune to be tasted, and the final piece of the vintage’s puzzle. Our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW reflects on Bordeaux 2018 – a year that has proven to be truly exceptional

Keep Carmes

Ch. les Carmes Haut-Brion – a relatively petite property by Bordeaux standards – is nestled in amongst the city’s sprawl. Here, Alexis Self visits the château and its unusual, almost inner-city vineyards

White Claret: Bordeaux’s best kept secret

Bordeaux’s reds – great and glorious though they may be – steal all the headlines when it comes to the region’s wine. But, a classic blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, its whites offer value and versatility; here Philip Moulin tells us why they deserve a place in your wine rack In the 1950s, hard […]

Bordeaux 2016: a post-Parker vintage

On day three tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons and the rest of our team head south to the Graves, where the vintage represents the new face of Bordeaux, marked by its crunchy fruit and freshness The Old World meets the New at Ch. Pape Clément. Here, nestled in a small corner on the […]