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Caspar Bowes opines that wine’s ultimate expression is that of barren soils harnessed by vinous soloists, i.e. single variety wines from vineyards with the poorest soils. Read more...…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
27 September 2017
You may have read me ranting about the Bordeaux primeurs campaign and how little sense it makes to me.My words were quoted in the Financial Times the other day, along with opinions from a number of the larger UK merchants. You can view the article here.And Bordeaux was also the theme of another tast…
Tasting the new vintage of Château d'Yquem is always a treat. The opportunity now arises during primeurs week at Château Cheval Blanc and it's a fine way to wash all that rough old Cabernet Franc out of one's teeth.Everyone has a style of Yquem for which they have a fondness. I loved the…
Back in the mists of time, the châteaux of Bordeaux behaved in a sensible manner. The 1989 vintage - a harvest torrid in the extreme and one that, yes, produced some fabulous wines (Haut Brion being the pinnacle) but a great many ugly ducklings - was widely taken up by the world's wine lovers.…
The Lindley Hall, Royal Horticultural Halls, VictoriaThe Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux are a pretty active bunch and, among their many activities, they like to give those in the trade a thorough look at the newly bottled vintage at about this time every year. This year was the turn of 2014: a mo…
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