Here we list recommendations from the Farr Vintners team as well as those from a variety of respected independent critics. Lists will be added as they become available.
Following the retirement of Robert Parker and the departure of Neal Martin to vinous.com, Lisa is the new Bordeaux critic for The Wine Advocate. She became Editor-in-Chief of the publication in 2013, after getting her MW in 2008. She also writes on Australia, New Zealand, and California.
One of the world's leading wine authorities who has reported on Bordeaux en primeur every year since the early 1980s. With Robert Parker now retired and Neal Martin, Jancis Robinson and Derek Smedley absent this year, James is the most experienced critic writing in English. His full En Primeur Report can be found at www.jamessuckling.com
Antonio Galloni is an American wine critic. He founded Vinous in 2013 following his departure from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate where he had been lead critic for Italy, Champagne and other regions. Antonio’s review of the vintage (along with Neal Martin’s) can be found at www.vinous.com
Julia Harding is a Master of Wine and has written the vintage report for Jancis Robinson this year.
Jeb Dunnuck founded www.jebdunnuck.com following a stint as a critic for The Wine Advocate. He was a Rhone specialist but now has a global coverage on his eponymous site.
Jane Anson is Decanter's Bordeaux correspondent. Jane states that in the Medoc 'there is a race and elegance to the tannins this year that is remarkable'. While on the right bank, the wines are 'voluptuous and beautifully structured, with perfectly ripe fruit and clear potential for long ageing'. Read Jane's reports and scores here www.decanter.com
Matthew Jukes is the wine correspondent of the Daily Mail and also writes a weekly column for “Money Week”. Matthew has been voted the “Most influential wine writer in the UK” and his Vintage Reports can be purchased on www.matthewjukes.com.
Rod Smith MW has been writing Bordeaux Primeur reports published and translated into Mandarin since 2013 on www.timatkin.com