May review – Frost map of Bordeaux and 2016s to buy

May has been a month of highs and lows, and that’s before we even think about the vineyard.

Yet we’ve done a lot of venturing into the vines, at Bauduc and beyond. As you can see below, it’s shaping up to be a most unusual year. The crucial flowering – that’s Pavie, above, sniffing a bunch of flowering Merlot last night – is taking place right now..

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