Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing

Bordeaux Big Guns Come Out Firing The Bordeaux 2015 en primeur campaign, now in its endgame, should turn out to be the most exciting and profitable for many years. It is certainly the most talked-about – and the most divisive. Last week saw a flurry of major releases: Cos d’Estournel ($135 per bottle ex-negoce), Margaux…

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid”

Neal Martin on Bordeaux 2015: “A narrow pyramid” Neal Martin’s Bordeaux 2015 report was released on The Wine Advocate this afternoon. Like many other reviewers, Martin suggests that 2015 is an “excellent” vintage in general – but currently lacks the across the board consistency of great vintages such as 2009 and 2010. In terms of…

First Taste of 2015 Bordeaux Full of Promise

First Taste of 2015 Bordeaux Full of Promise Critics and vignerons will argue for many months about whether 2015 is a great vintage or just a very good one, but it is certainly fascinating and unusual. Brisk acidity, crunchy, ripe fruit and powerful tannins are strands that run through the most successful wines. “It’s a…

Ringing the Changes at Château Angélus

Ringing the Changes at Château Angélus After buying out her father, Stéphanie de Boüard promises changes at the illustrious estate. Iconic Saint-Émilion property Château Angélus will make gradual changes to its wine style over the next decade, according to its new sole owner Stéphanie de Boüard. The eighth generation of the family responsible for running…

Bordeaux opens its doors to tourists

Bordeaux opens its doors to tourists Read more at https://www.meininger.de/en/wine-business-international/bordeaux-opens-its-doors-tourists When he was 20 years old back in 1999, Basile Tesseron of Château Lafon-Rochet, a classified growth in Saint-Estèphe, decided to leave: “Bordeaux was boring, conservative and unfashionable,” he said. Instead of taking over from his father, Michel Tesseron, he travelled across the US and…

St Emilion dispute: Classification upheld, opponents vow to fight on

St Emilion dispute: Classification upheld, opponents vow to fight on Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/st-emilion-dispute-classification-upheld-opponents-vow-to-fight-on-286077/#z8WKKloFILZiLqpt.99 A Bordeaux tribunal has ruled that the new St Emilion classification is legal, but opponents promised that it will not be ‘the final word’ on the matter.     St Emilion dispute latest: The Administrative Tribunal in Bordeaux overruled objections to…