Tag: sauternes

In defence of Sauternes

Sauternes and the other sweet wines of Bordeaux are all too often overlooked, says Clara Bouffard. Having grown up in the region, she’d like that to change. I grew up in the Bordeaux region. At home, local white and sweet wines were every bit as common as reds. Only when I started travelling did I […]

Why Château d’Yquem still wears the crown

As the latest vintage of the world’s most famous sweet wine is released, Jared Ehret from our Fine Wine team explains what makes the noble elixir made at Sauternes estate Château d’Yquem unique

Tasting Bordeaux 2015 in bottle

After three days of intensive blind tasting – sampling 264 wines – Philip Moulin reports on how Bordeaux’s 2015s showed at this year’s Southwold Tasting

White Claret: Bordeaux’s best kept secret

Bordeaux’s reds – great and glorious though they may be – steal all the headlines when it comes to the region’s wine. But, a classic blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc, its whites offer value and versatility; here Philip Moulin tells us why they deserve a place in your wine rack In the 1950s, hard […]