Recommendations

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.

Neal Martin

Neal Martin has been tasting Bordeaux en Primeur for 20 years. When Robert Parker retired he became the Wine Advocate’s Bordeaux critic. In early 2018 he jumped ship to join former WA Colleague Antonio Galloni at Vinous.com. Neal is widely regarded as the most influential and important critic of Bordeaux en primeur.

James Suckling

One of the world's leading wine authorities and now writing independently, James Suckling's full En Primeur assessment can be seen at www.jamessuckling.com

Antonio Galloni

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

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

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.

Julia Harding MW

Julia Harding is a Master of Wine and has written the vintage report for Jancis Robinson this year.

Derek Smedley MW

Derek has been tasting Bordeaux en primeur since the 1961 vintage and is the most experienced critic to review the 2017 vintage.

Jane Anson

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

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 2017 Vintage Report can be purchased on www.matthewjukes.com.