Author Archives: Nick

Discovering Chateau de Lauriole – A Wine Made by a Gourmet on a Long Lost Island

Could it be that wines sometimes take on the characteristics of their makers? Sometimes you come across one that does. Chateau de Lauriole is made by Jean Michel Laplagne in the Isle Saint Georges, a long lost island in the … Continue reading

Posted in Chateaux Profiles | Leave a comment

Bordeaux’s Added Benefits – What’s in Your Wine? 2013, A Vintage With A Difference

Disaster strikes hard when a winemaker, or even an entire wine making region, suffers the impact of severe weather during the growing season. Unlike many other wine regions across the world Bordeaux has the advantage in that its wines are … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux - The Appellations, Bordeaux Grape Varieties, Bordeaux News, En Primeur 2013, Harvest 2013, Labels | Leave a comment

Raise A Glass To Celebrate – A Horse Named After A Wine, Pineau de Re, Wins The Grand National

We are celebrating this week thanks to Leighton Aspell’s thrilling race at the Grand National where he came in first on Pineau De Re, trained by Dr Richard Newland. We met Leighton Aspell recently when won at our final race … Continue reading

Posted in Stratford Races | Leave a comment

Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Conclusion and Summary

I am now back in the UK and have had time to reflect on last weeks tastings. Numbers were noticeably down at the tastings and to summarise I think this is a unique vintage producing, in the main, pretty mediocre … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 4 – Domaine de Chevalier, Chateaux Smith Haut Lafitte, Pape Clement, Olivier and Haut Bailly

It rained all night and all day here in Bordeaux. Today I visited Chateau Malartic Lagraviere to taste the wines of the Pessac Leognan and Graves AOCs. Several wines were on show and having tasted all of them I am … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux News, Chateaux Profiles, En Primeur 2013 | Leave a comment

Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 3 – Chateau Lynch Bages, Branaire Ducru, Montbrison, Lascombes, Chasse Spleen, Doisy Daene, Guiraud and Crus Bourgeois

You’ll be happy to know that the weather currently in Bordeaux is what we normally experience in the UK, it’s persisting with rain and I am sat in my hotel room this evening looking out on a wet and soggy … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux News, Chateaux Profiles, En Primeur 2013, Sweet Bordeaux | Leave a comment

Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 2 – Chateau Haut Brion, Angelus, Cheval Blanc, Troplong Mondot, La Fleur Morange, Vieux Chateau Certan

Day 2 started at the First Growth Chateau Haut Brion (Pessac Leognan) where we were offered 6 reds and 3 white wines from the estate. All the reds were around 13% abv and yet again showed the 2013 vintage’s characteristic … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux News, Chateaux Profiles, En Primeur 2013 | Leave a comment

Bordeaux En Primeur 2013 – Day 1 – The Four First Growths on the Left Bank, Chateaux Palmer, Grand Puy Lacoste, Ducru Beaucaillou, Calon Segur, Montrose, Leoville Poyferre

Not having read too much into the 2013 vintage before arriving in Bordeaux I started with a completely open mind. My conclusions at the end of the day are that it is not a vintage to get excited about. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux News, Chateaux Profiles, En Primeur 2013 | 1 Comment

Taste Our Wines at Stratford Racecourse and Spot a Winner This Saturday

Saturday looks set for a great days racing with the weather turning warm and sunny. Bordeaux-Undiscovered are sponsoring the days racing this Saturday (29th March) at Stratford Racecourse and Nick will also be showing our range of wines including some … Continue reading

Posted in Stratford Races | Leave a comment

Breaking News – 2013 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign Starts Early

Astonishingly the 2013 Bordeaux En Primeur Campaign has kicked off early this morning before anyone has had a chance to even taste the wine they are being offered to buy. Chateau Pontet Canet has been released at 60 euros. Surprisingly … Continue reading

Posted in Bordeaux News, Chateaux Profiles, En Primeur 2013 | Leave a comment