Monthly Archives: April 2011
"Under the midday sun, on a lane in Pomerol, two men are locked in a frenetic waltz that might also be a fight. “This is the tango of the en primeur,” explains Denis Durantou, maker of the sublimely voluptuous Chateau L’Eglise Clinet." (Victoria Moore in The Daily Telegraph 29th April 2011) Continue reading
Pierre Taïx’s ‘La Mauriane’ comes strongly recommended if you are looking for Cru Classé level drinking at a very modest price. Continue reading
Thankfully it is only a short week, as this morning I am feeling more than a little weary, having hosted a small reunion supper for seven ex Lea & Sandeman employees, all of whom are still active in the wine trade in … Continue reading
Well, we are off! The first runners in what promises to be the marathon of the 2010 Bordeaux Primeur campaign have been released, so that we are under way, even if, with Vinexpo this year, there’s the threat that the Firsts and maybe some others will delay releasing their wines until mid-June or later.