Tag: En Primeur

Bordeaux 2016: the verdict

As Bordeaux 2016 en primeur gets underway, with the first major release (Cos d’Estournel) today, our Buying Director Max Lalondrelle provides his thoughts on the vintage It’s been more than two weeks since we finished our annual en primeur week with a late afternoon tasting at Ch. Haut-Bailly and a quick game of pétanque before […]

Bordeaux 2016: thoroughly British

In his final post, Will Lyons reports on the last day of tasting, the nature of the 2016 vintage and highlights a few of his favourite wines The port of Beychevelle sits at the end of a long road that snakes its way past the château down towards the muddy flats of the Gironde. In […]

Bordeaux 2016: uniquely drinkable

On the penultimate day of our team’s trip tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons journeys along the fabled D2 through the Médoc, finding a Cabernet vintage that is uniquely terroir-driven There are few roads that can lay claim to being the most exciting on the wine route. The Silverado trail in Napa perhaps, the Route […]

Bordeaux 2016: a post-Parker vintage

On day three tasting Bordeaux 2016 en primeur, Will Lyons and the rest of our team head south to the Graves, where the vintage represents the new face of Bordeaux, marked by its crunchy fruit and freshness The Old World meets the New at Ch. Pape Clément. Here, nestled in a small corner on the […]