Tag: Right Bank

Bordeaux 2018: St Emilion’s success

Our team spent day two of their week tasting Bordeaux 2018 en primeur on the Right Bank, where St Emilion and Cabernet Franc’s renaissance stole the show

Bordeaux: the Right Bank explained

Following on from last month’s piece explaining the Left Bank, here we publish an excerpt from Exploring & Tasting Wine which introduces the Right Bank. The wine-lands on the Right Bank of the broad Gironde estuary look to Libourne rather than Bordeaux as their capital, and have Merlot rather than Cabernet Sauvignon as their chief […]

Left Bank versus Right Bank Bordeaux – Lunch & Learn 2

Spotting the difference between these two statesman like areas of Bordeaux doesn’t require MW-level knowledge (although it helps). We asked Anne McHale MW to give us a guide to telling your Left Bank from your Right. Bordeaux is a region known for its range of wine, but is particularly famous for its reds. These come […]

Record breakers

Today has been an excellent day in Bordeaux, not only because the weather has been better than anyone can remember during en primeur week, but also because of the quality of wines we have been tasting. The likes of Ch. Pichon-Lalande, Batailley, Lynch Bages, Ch. Branaire-Ducru (below) and Gruaud Larose are producing some classically elegant wines […]