April 4, 2019

When esteemed members of the wine community like super consultant, Michel Rolland, and Head Winemaker at Lafite, Eric Kohler, are suggesting that the 2018 may be one of the greatest ever, one sits up and takes notice. Those two were just a couple of the various winemak...

April 17, 2018

The bell of Château Angélus 

Time and distance are very useful differentiators when it comes to critiquing wine. Since our return from Bordeaux last week, the wines that rose to the top in the tastings are the ones that have persisted in my mind, their reputation enhanc...

April 15, 2018

Tuesday morning. Our team, minds focussed on another long day of tasting ahead thanks to some early-morning caffeine, travelled the relatively short journey from the centre of Bordeaux to Château La Mission Haut Brion to taste the Clarence Dillon stable of Fine Wines....

April 9, 2018

We arrived in Bordeaux for en primeur week 2018 on Sunday and immediately travelled to meet with our friends at Vins des Crus in Bordeaux. Francis Anson laid on an impressive array of samples from the 2017 vintage and as we took our first nervous steps forward in tasti...

September 27, 2017

According to the latest Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index report, Fine Wine has overtaken Classic Cars to become the best performing collectable asset in the last 12 months.

September 22, 2017

It was a great start to the week for wine investors, with the announcement of the superb 2015 Yquem, but the excellent news continued with the ex-Chateau release of the Forts de Latour 2010. Whilst Forts de Latour is, by definition, the "Second Wine" of Chateau Latour,...

August 11, 2017

From Barrel to Bottle - An insightful post to help highlight the investment opportunities of en primeur wine. Focusing on the recently bottled 2014 vintage, the passage shows the handsome returns seen having been bottled.

May 5, 2017

As brokers and critics alike returned returned from Bordeaux in April, a consensus formed that this is certainly a great, classic vintage. 

It should be noted that with Robert Parker standing down as the world’s pre-eminent fine wine opinion leader, the critical world i...

April 10, 2017

Our final day in Bordeaux begain with an early 0900 appointment at Chateau Cheval Blanc to taste their 2016 offerings. 

Cheval Blanc has one of the most impressive buildings in Bordeaux, elegantly teaming the old with the new. Here is a video of their famous fermentatio...

April 5, 2017

Our second day in Bordeaux began with blue skies and a trip to Leoville Barton to taste their wines, marshalled by the wonderful Lillian Barton. 

From there we travelled to Pontet Canet to taste their 2016 offering which didn't disappoint: a clean, mineral and fre...

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