Portrait of a Young Négociant

A new generation is transforming Bordeaux's most misunderstood profession
Robert Camuto
Issue: April 30, 2014

Mathieu Chadronnier, who at 35 years old is already one of Bordeaux's most influential wine négociants. He is a restless symbol of the generation that is taking over long-stodgy Bordeaux, a new breed of hands-on négociant whose bets on up-and-coming producers and whose market judgments are increasingly influencing which wines you may or may not see in your favorite wineshop. Wine Spectator's Robert Camuto explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 17, 2014.

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