Bordeaux Bulletin #3: A Clean Pair of Heels

June 29, 2020

Bordeaux Bulletin #3: A Clean Pair of Heels

Blink and you’d have missed it but that was Bordeaux 2019, folks. That vapour trail you see disintegrating in the clear blue sky? As ephemeral as an allocation of Mouton 2019. Before we get into the...

Bordeaux Bulletin #2: Fever Pitch

June 15, 2020

Bordeaux Bulletin #2: Fever Pitch

Phew, what a week. Fears that there would be no 2019 Bordeaux campaign have been swept away in a deluge of releases, reaching a high-water mark last week. Things started positively and, in retrospect,...

Bordeaux 2019: virus prone?

May 29, 2020

Bordeaux 2019: virus prone?

Bordeaux finds itself in a dilemma. How to sell the 2019 vintage as the starting pistol is fired on what will likely prove to be the global recession of a lifetime? The elephant in this particular roo...

“Wine is one of the most civilised things in existence” – Jean-Louis Trapet, Domaine Trapet

June 8, 2019

“Wine is one of the most civilised things in existence” – Jean-Louis Trapet, Domaine Trapet

Bringing Burgundy season to a close are the brilliant 2017s of Jean-Louis Trapet. Guy Seddon, explores how these wines are more than worth the wait… One of the many things I like about...

Achaval-Ferrer: The Argentine Adventure

January 28, 2019

Achaval-Ferrer: The Argentine Adventure

“Achaval-Ferrer ticks all of the boxes. Ancient, low yielding vines, high altitude freshness and large diurnal variation helps to give complexity in these wines – the basis for a long term exc...

Clos de Tart – An epic, 1942 – 2003

July 8, 2018

Clos de Tart – An epic, 1942 – 2003

Clos de Tart is a Domaine I am delighted to know really pretty well having worked with the wine for 10 vintages now. This particular evening was a very special one for a few reasons: It was a very com...

New Release: Château Rocheyron 2017

June 22, 2018

New Release: Château Rocheyron 2017

Peter Sisseck’s Rocheyron Château Rocheyron is situated in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes, just 3.6km from the centre of Saint-Émilion, on the edge of the celebrated limestone plateau. As a young...

An Interview with Peter Sisseck: Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur

April 16, 2018

An Interview with Peter Sisseck: Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur

Peter Sisseck discusses the future of Bordeaux and his 2017 vintage, during our recent en primeur tasting trip. Watch below: View all Bordeaux 2019 releases ...

A Dinner with Moueix. Five Estates and Five Vintages!

February 19, 2018

A Dinner with Moueix. Five Estates and Five Vintages!

I am going back to November last year for a write-up of a cracking dinner at C&B HQ. We had both Edouard and Kelley Moueix with us for an “At Home” in the dining room. With ETS J.P.Moueix havi...

Belair-Monange and More…

July 10, 2017

Belair-Monange and More…

Late June every other year sees VinExpo in Bordeaux…oddly I’ve never actually been to the main halls. This year we, a few of the team at C&B, got the invite to celebrate the 80th anniversary o...

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