2014 Bordeaux: 28th May

Ducru Beaucaillou

One of our picks is out today: Ducru-Beaucaillou.  The price, at GBP 375 per six bottles in bond, looks fair and Bruno’s 2014 isn’t a million miles off his 2010.  A very stylish wine.

Cheval Blanc is now available.  This wine received unanimous praise and is a candidate for the wine of the vintage.  The price is GBP 1695 per six bottles in bond.  Tiny quantities, as ever, of Ausone have been released.  If this appeals at GBP 1736 per six bottles in bond please do let us know and we will do our best to source some for you.

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2014 Bordeaux: 27th May

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It has been a quiet week in Bordeaux though with the releases of Fonbel and Moulin St Georges we expect Ausone to be released shortly.

Hints from Bordeaux suggest that Ducru-Beaucaillou should also be released soon: this was one of our picks of the vintage and, if sensibly priced, will be worth looking at.

The pattern of the vintage’s sales has been very clear so far: correctly-priced wines have sold, and sold well.  Those that have missed the mark have fallen at the first post.

We await Montrose, Cheval Blanc, Pétrus and Le Pin.

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2014 Bordeaux: a wine of the vintage?


This morning sees the release of 2014 Pichon-Lalande, a wine that we rated as one of the vintage’s best.  Nicolas Glumineau, a man with both 2009 and 2010 Montrose on his CV, is getting his feet under the table at Pichon-Lalande and the 2014 is everything that Comtesse should be: elegant, feminine and regal. Read Full Article

2014 Bordeaux Update – 21st MAY

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The week has seen a number of releases, some working, some not.

The big name on Wednesday was Léoville-Barton at GBP 429 per dozen in bond.  This is an excellent Léoville: tasting at this property is almost not necessary given the consistent quality here and, whilst this probably isn’t a speculative buy, it is a wine that will give great deal of pleasure in ten, or twenty, years’ time. Read Full Article

The 2007 Red Burgundies


A couple of times a year, a group of a dozen or so of very knowledgeable and very experienced tasters get together to open, taste and share some Burgundy.  Serious Burgundy.  It’s an opportunity to discuss a vintage or two with like-minded connoisseurs and, of course, to enjoy food, wine and generally wine-related discourse.  It is a group that I am incredibly lucky to be a part of.  Last Thursday evening, in the private room at the quite brilliant Medlar, the theme of the reds was 2007.

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