Updates from Bordeaux

Live from Bordeaux, a First Update on the 2016s from Barrel

Apr 06 2017

Ian and I are two days of six into our 2016 barrel tastings in Bordeaux. While it’s perhaps a little early to make sweeping judgments as there’s still a lot of miles to cover and a lot of wines to taste, it’s about the time that we can start to see some trends, comparing some appellations, and picking out some favourites from what we’ve tasted so far. The first and perhaps most important thing to say, while not a great surprise given what we’d heard in advance, is that it was swiftly very obvious that we are dealing with a…

Bordeaux Futures: How to Follow Us and the 2016 Campaign

Mar 30 2017

I’d like to announce that Ian and I are departing tomorrow for a week to taste the extremely promising 2016 vintage in Bordeaux, and to let you know how you can follow our progress and our thoughts. I thought I’d also use this opportunity to give some thoughts on how we’re set up for 2016 in the context of recent vintages, and on the state of the Bordeaux market as a whole. First, to enable you to follow us throughout our trip, we’re trying something new (at least for luddites Ian and me!) – the shiny and brand new Gordon’s…