BLOG

Bordeaux Wine cellar

Why on earth would I buy Bordeaux 2021?

By on 11/05/2022

I feel like these blogs have become something of a confession of late, so here鈥檚 another one. As much as, when we visit Bordeaux, I鈥檓 acting in a professional capacity (something many of you will know I鈥檓 just about capable of鈥) to taste, evaluate and communicate a vintage to you, I鈥檓 also secretly really just figuring out what I want to buy.

Read more

Pichon Lalande

2021 Bordeaux En Primeur | Pauillac

By on 11/05/2022

Great old, grand old Pauillac. The most revered appellation in the M茅doc felt more like it had gone back in time than perhaps any other area. The wines were generally very lean and precise 鈥 Merlot, again, suffered a fair bit up here and, with the wines usually Cabernet focussed anyway, it meant that these high percentages were pushed even higher.

Read more

Smith Haut Lafitte

2021 Bordeaux En Primeur | Pessac-L茅ognan

By on 08/05/2022

Pessac-Leognan is a slightly peculiar place. You start in the city 鈥 Carmes Haut Brion, it鈥檚 fair to say, is quite literally an 鈥榰rban winery鈥, such is its proximity to the hustle and bustle of Bordeaux. Slowly you start to drift out, Haut-Brion & La Mission, two absolutely stunning Ch芒teaux, appear almost out of nowhere, cutting through the tower blocks and urban sprawl.

Read more