Parker’s 10 year retrospective: the 2005 vintage Parker’s highly anticipated 10 year Bordeaux retrospective has finally been published in the latest addition of the Wine Advocate. The industry has been waiting with baited breath for this review ever since Parker mentioned that he might have under-evaluated the 2005 vintage. 10 years on the critic confirmed that ‘the vintage looks strong ... Read More »
Parker’s 10 year retrospective: the 2005 vintage Parker’s highly anticipated 10 year Bordeaux retros...
A Star Studded History For the last few years Miraval has been making a buzz in gossip magazines and...
A family history The story of the Henri Bourgeois estate truly originates with Henri Bourgeois hims...
Background Situated on the edge of Pomerol, Chateau Figeac has a remarkable terroir and a history cl...
A Star Studded History For the last few years Miraval has been making a buzz in gossip magazines and wine reviews alike. However, the property’s brush with fame is not a recent occurrence in the 1970’s well known jazz pianist and composer Jacques Loussier bought the property and turned it into a recording studio (Le Studio Miraval). The property played ... Read More »
A family history The story of the Henri Bourgeois estate truly originates with Henri Bourgeois himself, the grandfather of the current generation of owners. Approximately fifty years ago, he began focusing on his few hectares of vines in the village of Chavigonal, located in the heart of the Sancerre region. While it was quite a risky move at the time ... Read More »
Background Situated on the edge of Pomerol, Chateau Figeac has a remarkable terroir and a history closely linked to the history of Saint-Emilion. The origin of the estate dates back to the 2nd century AD, at which time a family named Figeacus had a Gallo-Roman villa on the property. In modern times, the estate has belonged to the Manoncourt family ... Read More »
Background Bernard Phelan left his native Ireland in the late eighteenth century, and came to Bordeaux, as the city was one of the main trading hubs with the British Isles at that time. In the early nineteeth century, he founded Chateau de Clos, after he merged the estates of Clos de Garamey and Ségur de Cabanac together. The property lines ... Read More »
The 2014 Vintage The 2014 vintage was marked by an extraordinary Indian summer. In the spring, fine weather conditions were conducive to a good start for the growing season. However, wet and cool conditions for the majority of the summer presented some tough challenges for winemakers. Fortunately, September turned out to be an absolutely beautiful month, with dry, extremely sunny ... Read More »
Background Located in Saint-Emilion, the vineyard of Chateau Grand Mayne resides 55 metres above sea level. Ideally situated, the vines benefit from clayey-limestone soil on a hillside, as well clay soil in the southern portion of the vineyard and sandy clay soil in the west. Each parcel is considered as a separate entity, and is treated with precise care for ... Read More »