Tag: En Primeur

Roaming around the Rhône

As the region’s 2015 wines are released en primeur, Oliver Barton reports on a trip to the region – tasting the wines and talking to the people who made them A very good vintage in the Rhône valley is long overdue, as we have been waiting for one since the all-round winner of 2010. Well, […]

What makes a great vintage?

The 2015 vintage has been praised far and wide – producing remarkable wines from Germany to Burgundy, but what has made it a good year? What makes any vintage better than another? In an extract from our introductory book, Exploring & Tasting Wine, Mark Pardoe MW explains Sometimes Bordeaux is even busier than usual for […]

Burgundy: taking stock

In an extract from No.3, Jasper Morris MW, pre-eminent authority on Burgundy, gives us a “state of the nation” assessment of the region, drawing on his past decades of experience to predict what lies ahead “Well the thing about Burgundy, young Morris, is that you simply can’t rely on it. Not like Claret you know. […]

Bordeaux 2015: our best buys

Following on from our list of top-scoring Bordeaux 2015s, as well as those that pulled at our team’s heartstrings, we have put together a wish-list of wines which we think offer the best value, whether Cru Bourgeois or Classed Growth. Ch. Angludet, Margaux – 16.5/20 What a lovely, rich and fresh wine. Ch. Angludet is […]