Tag: St Emilion

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

The 2012 St Emilion Classification

On Friday 7th September INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine) announced the new classification for St Emilion. The classification is revised every ten years to encourage producers to retain their top position by the quality of their wines. As estates can be downgraded as well as upgraded, the classification has a controversial history and was […]

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 […]

The St Emilion Renaissance?

Having been in business for over 300 years, BB&R has seen many trends come and go and we have always used this knowledge to make sure that we were reactive when we needed to be, but also that we remained trendsetters, rather than followers. In the early 80s St Emilion wines were on the verge […]