Tag: Pessac-Léognan

Bordeaux 2014: Pessac-Léognan’s moment in the sun

As we continue to follow our team in Bordeaux, Jake Dean – Fine Wine Sales Director – reports on the wines from Pessac-Léognan, which he feels are some of the best of the 2014 vintage. The 2014 vintage may be typified by its charming freshness which – unlike recent vintages – is harmonious with the presence […]

Pairing wine with shellfish

In the sixth and final chapter on pairing wine with key ingredients, food writer Susie Carter looks at the best matches to complement shellfish. Shellfish is very delicate in flavour, so it’s important not to overpower it with the wine you serve. France tends to have a more austere approach to aromatic whites than New […]

The final mile

This morning we finished off our tasting journey with a trip to Pessac-Léognan. Beginning at our final First Growth, Ch. Haut-Brion, we began to see that the vintage has produced great wines in this appellation too. Interestingly, 2010 was the driest vintage at Haut-Brion since 1949 but, thanks to their skills, the wines are still […]