Tag: En Primeur

En primeur: fable and fortune

As the Bordeaux 2016 en primeur campaign draws to a close, our Wine Director Mark Pardoe MW explains how we came to buy unfinished wine, and examines the mechanics, myths and future of wine futures The first Bordeaux vintage I bought en primeur as a wine merchant was 1982. I only bought two wines – […]

Bordeaux 2016: our top cellar-fillers

In a very good vintage such as 2016, we always recommend putting aside some of our favourite wines – bottles which won’t break the bank but will reap unbelievable rewards with five to 10 years of cellaring. Here’s our top 10 to tuck away 2016 Ch. Angludet, Margaux This is one of the best Angludets […]

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 […]