Bill Blatch is the powerhouse of knowledge behind this young company, Bordeaux Gold, which has been set up to inform, promote and sell the wonderful wines of Sauternes and Barsac.
Incredibly, companies specialising in Sauternes alone are virtually non existant. Luckily there is one man who has made it his mission for the last 30 years to know everything there is to know about Sauternes – and that’s Bill Blatch. Here’s what he has to say about himself and Bordeaux Gold:
He’s widely acknowledged as the expert throughout the wine trade, but rather than tell you all about him ourselves (because we’re bound to be biased, aren’t we), we thought you might like to take a look at what other respected experts in the business have to say about Bill Blatch….
You won’t have heard of Bill Blatch: he’s one of the wine world’s secret agents. But mention his name to anyone in the UK wine trade, or to anyone involved in buying, selling or writing about good wine from Bordeaux, from vineyard managers of modest properties in Entre Deux Mers right up to Jancis Robinson and Robert Parker, and they’ll smile, and say “Ah, Bill!”
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“As usual Bill Blatch of Bordeaux has generously published the most detailed report I know of the most recent Bordeaux vintage. It clearly takes an enormous amount of work…. and hope that you find it as fascinating and valuable as I and many wine professionals do.”
Jancis Robinson MW, OBE
The ultimate Bordeaux Insider, Bill Blatch, has just published the latest of his annual in-depth Bordeaux Vintage Reports. For followers of Bordeaux, Bill’s annual report is always eagerly anticipated. It is almost always the first news from a trusted source on what we can expect when we get to taste the new vintage for ourselves in April.
Bordeaux négociant Bill Blatch is one of the world’s foremost experts on the region of Bordeaux…
I have had the privilege to taste with Bill Blatch at many of the Chateaux during the en primeur week in early April every year. The knowledge of each Chateau and of the key personnel is staggering.
John Villar Wines
Bordeaux wine merchant Bill Blatch, always so generous with his knowledge and experience…
Bill Blatch is one of the world’s foremost experts on the region of Bordeaux, where he has lived for over 20 years. Renowned critics rely heavily upon his meticulous notes of the vintage each year.
Acker Merrall & Condit
Bill Blatch is one of the most respected voices in Bordeaux….
Dhall & Nash