Tag: wine

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 […]

Understanding Bordeaux 2016

After a day spent sipping and spitting on the Right Bank, Will Lyons analyses the vintage conditions and their effect on how the Bordeaux 2016 wines taste Stéphane Derenoncourt – the plain-speaking, international wine consultant whose advice and technical know-how is sought after from Napa to Margaux – describes the 2016 growing season as “a […]

Bordeaux 2016: a truly great vintage?

This week our team is in the Gironde, visiting the châteaux, talking to the winemakers and tasting the new vintage from barrel. Each day Will Lyons will be reporting from the region, sharing our team’s assessment of Bordeaux 2016. Here, he reports on a day tasting in Margaux, finding wines of almost Burgundian elegance Touch down Bordeaux. […]

Piedmont’s “other” wines

Just returned from Piedmont, Assistant Buyer Chloe Dale-Harris espouses the virtues of the region’s lesser known varieties, considering the charm of Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis Barolo and Barbaresco are arguably the wines that put Piedmont on the map. Made from the elegant and powerful Nebbiolo grape, they have helped to develop Italy’s reputation for fine […]