Bordeaux 2016: first impressions

With just a month to go before the Bordelais unveil their 2016 wines, Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle shares his first impressions of the vintage Every year, long before the en primeur tastings in early April, I visit Bordeaux to check on the quality of the vintage. These visits, the first during the […]

Bordeaux 2016: vintage update

Fresh from the vineyards, Buying Director and Bordeaux Buyer Max Lalondrelle reports on the 2016 vintage so far – a year that has proven difficult for Bordeaux but fortunately seems to be producing good quality and decent quantities. Having just returned from my yearly pilgrimage to check on the harvest, I can safely say that […]

Bordeaux 2015: a vintage like no other

Having tasted the vintage, Max Lalondrelle, our highly regarded Buying Director, gives his view of Bordeaux 2015 – the like of which, in his 15 years of en primeur experience, he has never seen before. Prior to tasting the 2015 vintage, I’d anticipated it was going to be the best since 2010: that is now […]

Bordeaux 2012: Our Fine Wine Buying Director’s thoughts so far

Berry Bros. & Rudd is, as ever, committed to providing its customers with the best possible overview of the vintage by sending 25 of its sales representatives from the UK, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore over the next three weeks. We have just returned from a week tasting where we have visited 57 properties and […]