Tag: Lafite

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 […]

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 […]

Notes from my father

Our Chairman Simon Berry remembers the way in which his father first introduced him to wine, opening the door to a lifetime filled with bottles. When my father died in 2010, a few weeks shy of his 95th birthday, he left a shelf-full of diaries. Actually more than a shelf-full, because he was a meticulous note […]

A Guide to Bordeaux’s Left Bank

The terms Left Bank and Right Bank refer the two parts of the Bordeaux wine region that lie on either side of the River Garonne and the huge Gironde estuary, into which the Rivers Garonne and Dordogne flow. These waters exert a significant influence on both the climate and the soil structures of each sub-region […]