Tag: Pauillac

Ch. d’Armailhac: digging into the detail

A tree-lined pathway connects Château d’Armailhac with Château Mouton Rothschild, but it has an identity all of its own. Here, the estate’s new director, Lucie Lauilhé, digs into the detail. Lucie Lauilhé is now six months into the job of leading Château d’Armailhac, part of the Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A. stable of Classified Growths. […]

Ch. Haut-Batailley: in the pink

Classified Growths in Pauillac don’t change hands often, so when they do it’s worth taking note. Five years ago, the Cazes family of Château Lynch-Bages acquired Château Haut-Batailley: there are bold changes afoot. “So why did you paint it pink?” we ask Jean-Charles Cazes. We’re standing outside the cellars of Château Haut-Batailley in Pauillac, which Jean-Charles’s […]

Bordeaux 2021: Margaux and Pauillac

Our team’s penultimate day tasting Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur takes them to some of the Left Bank’s top names. Here, Mark Pardoe MW reports on highlights from Margaux and Pauillac, where there have been some outstanding wines on show. The pieces of the 2021 jigsaw are starting to fall into place. Based on what we […]

Bordeaux 2021: St Julien and Pauillac

Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur tasting week continues apace. Today, our Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, reports on a day of tasting on the Left Bank, including highlights from St Julien and a first glimpse at Pauillac. Today’s visits saw the team begin to get to the heart of the 2021 vintage on the Left Bank. […]