Tag: Petrus

Vieux Château Saint André: a Berrouet story

Dubbed “a true insider’s wine” by Jane Anson in Inside Bordeaux, Vieux Château Saint André in Montagne-St Emilion is an estate to watch. Second-generation owner-winemaker Jeff Berrouet tells us why. “My father has had a big influence on my philosophy,” says Jeff Berrouet on a Zoom call in January 2021. Family stories in wine are nothing new, particularly in Bordeaux. But there are winemaking families, […]

Merlot: rags and riches

It is widely grown around the world, and its wines range from the simple and juicy to the sublime and ethereal. But Merlot reaches its zenith on Bordeaux’s Right Bank, says Mark Pardoe MW. It would probably be faster to list the wine-producing countries where Merlot is not grown. This is a ubiquitous grape variety, […]

Understanding Bordeaux 2016

After a day spent sipping and spitting on the Right Bank, Will Lyons analyses the vintage conditions and their effect on how the Bordeaux 2016 wines taste Stéphane Derenoncourt – the plain-speaking, international wine consultant whose advice and technical know-how is sought after from Napa to Margaux – describes the 2016 growing season as “a […]