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2017 Bordeaux: Our Thoughts on the Vintage and What to Expect

2017 Bordeaux: Our Thoughts on the Vintage and What to Expect

“It’s certainly the best vintage ending in 7 since the famous 1947” Emmanuel Cruse, Grand Maitre of the Commanderie du Bontemps, Medoc, Graves, Sauternes, and Barsac. Reading the above, you’d be forgiven for thinking that tongue was firmly in cheek, given the modest reputation of many of the 20th Century vintages ending in seven. 2017 is … Continued


Burgundy 2016: We Need to Talk About Frost

Burgundy 2016: We Need to Talk About Frost

If the British love to talk about the weather, the Burgundians will fervently hope that they never need speak of it again in such terms as the 2016 vintage in Burgundy. There is nothing so capricious as nature, and having virtually taken 2015 off during the easiest growing season in living memory, the weather struck … Continued