Bordeaux Harvest 2013 – is there hope?

Cabernet Grapes turning red in the warm gravelly soils of St Estephe (Lafon-Rochet). We have never experienced these difficult growing conditions before (cold, wet spring, rain at flowering, storms, hail - see earlier articles). Due to the late start the entire growing season has been delayed by at least two weeks which brings harvest into the … Continue reading Bordeaux Harvest 2013 – is there hope?

2005 Bordeaux – Union de Grand Cru Tasting

The third edition 'Le Weekend des Grands Amateurs' Bordeaux on 17th May What a wonderful relaxed tasting which just goes to show how open Bordeaux is becoming. The members  of the Union des Grands Crus are used to this though showing their wines, chatting about the vintages and the breakdown of grape varieties in that … Continue reading 2005 Bordeaux – Union de Grand Cru Tasting