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Wednesday 7 October 2015

Right Bank

Duo bringing Carmenère back to Bordeaux

A pair of young winemakers in Bordeaux are putting their faith in Carmenère, bringing the variety, which has all but disappeared in France, back to its birthplace.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux in pictures

A recent visit to Bordeaux during harvest time took in a fairytale château, swish cellars, wild flowers, furry friends and grapes ripe for the picking.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 2 Comments »

Wine ‘doesn’t need oak to age’

Bordeaux reds do not need to spend time in oak in order to have a long life ahead of them according to one producer in the region.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 1 Comment »

Half of 100-point wines under £5,000

Over half of the 49 Bordeaux wines given a “perfect” 100-point score by Robert Parker since 2000 are currently trading below £5,000 a case.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 1 Comment »

Pavie a second growth after all?

Liv-ex has released the results of its bi-annual classification of the Right Bank and found Pavie to not quite live up to its “A” status when it comes to price.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 No Comments »

In focus: 1996 Bordeaux

Almost 20 years old now the 1996s have climbed solidly in price but some have gone further on weaker laurels than those whose promise was noted at an early age.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 2 Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Enter stage right

After a campaign dominated by Left Bank properties so far, this morning saw three notable Right Bank properties step onto the stage.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Pavie launches 2012 with silver label

Saint Emilion estate, Pavie, has unveiled a silver label for its 2012 vintage to celebrate its elevation to grand cru classé A status in that same year.

Friday, March 6th, 2015 1 Comment »

Haut Bailly leads the Left Bank pack

Left Bank Bordeaux estates are, currently, the main beneficiaries of the region’s growing revival as the previously high flying Right Bank slows.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Boutique St Emilions top Parker scores

Two “boutique” Saint Emilions, Palmer and Pape Clement topped Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores for the 2011 vintage and even if Ausone slipped from its 100-point potential, the Right Bank won out in general.

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 No Comments »

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