Tag: St Julien

Ch. Beychevelle: down to the river

Comparisons to Versailles abound, but Château Beychevelle is a lot more than just a pretty façade. We meet Romain Ducolomb, the estate’s Technical Director, to understand just what makes this such a special vineyard. There’s an old Médocain saying that the best vineyards overlook the river. But sometimes, the river looks back. At least, that’s how the […]

Bordeaux 2021: Margaux and Pauillac

Our team’s penultimate day tasting Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur takes them to some of the Left Bank’s top names. Here, Mark Pardoe MW reports on highlights from Margaux and Pauillac, where there have been some outstanding wines on show. The pieces of the 2021 jigsaw are starting to fall into place. Based on what we […]

Bordeaux 2021: St Julien and Pauillac

Bordeaux 2021 En Primeur tasting week continues apace. Today, our Wine Director, Mark Pardoe MW, reports on a day of tasting on the Left Bank, including highlights from St Julien and a first glimpse at Pauillac. Today’s visits saw the team begin to get to the heart of the 2021 vintage on the Left Bank. […]

Bordeaux 2020: St Julien

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at St Julien, based on a conversation with Jean-Michel Laporte of Ch. Talbot. At a glance: St Julien in 2020 Hectares under vine: 910 Average yield: 34hl/ha in 2020 (46hl/h in ’19); down 26% […]