Category: Bordeaux Wine

Extempore effusion

In 1973, one of our customers wrote to us, forwarding on a slightly unconventional thank you note they had received from one Cecil Day-Lewis, the grateful recipient of a Christmas present in 1957 – a magnum of 1949 Ch. Lafite Rothschild, purchased from Berry Bros. & Rudd. Here we publish the extract from our Number […]

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 […]

A taste of Bordeaux: entrecôte bordelaise

In the wake of Bordeaux 2015, our Head Chef Stewart Turner provides another recipe from the region – this time it’s entrecôte bordelaise, a classic beef dish that’s grilled or barbecued to perfection. Demetri Walters MW suggests the bottles that would go best – and they’re not all from Bordeaux. In the glass: While Claret would […]

Imagine a world without Lafite…

Demetri Walters MW looks back to the days when Bordeaux’s Left Bank, home to some of the world’s finest wines, was no more than a murky swamp and ponders the road not taken: if the Dutch hadn’t drained the Médoc, revealing its now celebrated soils, what would we be selling and drinking today? It is […]