Bordeaux 2018 by Bordeaux Vins Sélection

Bordeaux 2018 by Bordeaux Vins Sélection

2018 - A Marvel A difficult start - a majestic finish!  Like for many other exceptional vintages, the year started quite miserably, with excessive rain, aggressive mildew and hail storms during the first half of the year. Everyone was quite anxious. In June the sun returned and generously stayed with us until the end of the season. Hot days intermingled with fresh nights in September allowed an excellent maturity and consistency and a calm start to the harvest period. An excellent sanitary state of the grapes arriving to the vats put an end…Read more
The fascination and frustration of Bordeaux

The fascination and frustration of Bordeaux

By Andrew Black Back in the late 1970s, looking for my first job, I sent a letter to several prominent London wine merchants, saying that I had a passion for wine. Could they help? One of them, Laurence Hayward, responded with a short but encouraging message. “Anyone with a passion for wine”, he said, “deserves an interview”.  And so my career in wine began, but not quite in the way I imagined after receiving that letter. My interview was short and Mr Hayward was to the point. “If you want to understand wine…Read more