Tag: Pomerol

Ch. Clinet: family spirit

Ronan Laborde was in his early twenties when he took charge of Château Clinet. Almost 20 years later, he and his partner, Monique Bailly, run this Pomerol jewel. We meet them at their home-away-from-home to find out more. It’s a blustery Friday morning in March when we pull up outside. For a high-profile wine estate, […]

Bordeaux 2021: St Emilion and Pomerol

It’s the En Primeur tasting week in Bordeaux. Mark Pardoe MW and our team have just spent a day in St Emilion and Pomerol, tasting the 2021 vintage at no less than 15 top estates. Here, our Wine Director reports on the Right Bank. The weather forecast for this week was not promising. Grey clouds […]

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, […]

Bordeaux 2020: Pomerol

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at Pomerol, based on a conversation with Fiona Morrison MW of Le Pin. At a glance: Pomerol in 2020 Hectares under vine: 800 Average yield: 40hl/ha in 2020 (43hl/ha in ’19); down 7% Significant […]