Andrew Manktelow has over 25 years in the wine industry, and spent 5 of those in the home of fine wine, Bordeaux. His daily commute took him past some of wine’s greatest names; driving through the villages of Margaux, St Julien & Pauillac, literally like driving through a fine wine list. Andrew was involved in several harvests including that of 2003 (a controversial year that experienced sweltering temperatures), working alongside grape pickers and the wine makers he learnt firsthand much about growing and wine making.
Andrew regularly visits all the Classified Growth properties on both banks of Bordeaux, in particular those of the Left Bank First Growths and Super Seconds.
Andrew has attended the En Primeur tastings every year since 2002 and for many years had the advantage of tasting the barrel samples over the course of several months, gaining a far better idea of how the wines will develop.
With experiences and knowledge that many wine connoisseurs can only dream of, Andrew is happy to share his knowledge, expertise and experience with the clients of BONCRŪ thus bringing them a few steps closer to Bordeaux.