Bordeaux

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Haut-Bailly

Background Located in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Haut-Bailly has a rich history that spans back four centuries. Classified as a Grand Cru Classé under the 1953 classification of Graves, Haut-Bailly has earned a prestigious reputation for producing wines of exceptional quality. Bought by the American financier Robert G Wilmers in 1998, and managed by Véronique Sanders, the team at Haut-Bailly continue to ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau de Chantegrive

Background The history of Chateau de Chantegrive began in 1966, when Henri and Françoise Lévêque decided to sell their stamp collection to acquire a couple hectares in the exceptional terroir of Graves. Forty-eight years and ninety-six hectares later, a new generation of the Lévêque family has taken the lead of the property.  The team, with the help of consultant oenologist ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Lafite Rothschild

Background Located in the Pauillac appellation, the vineyard of Chateau Lafite Rothschild is 112 hectares. The field is divided into three main sections: the hillsides around the chateau, the Carruades plateau, and 4.5 hectares in neighbouring Saint Estèphe. Classified as a First Growth under the 1855 classification, the estate benefits from exceptional soil composed of deep gravel mixed with aeolian ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Giscours

The vintage The year 2014 began with a winter characterised by relatively mild average temperatures. These warm conditions carried on into the early spring, and the growth of the vines seemed to be ahead of schedule. But those promising conditions gradually dissipated and the spring and summer were characterised by rather poor, cool weather. However the late summer and early ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Troplong Mondot

Background Chateau Troplong Mondot, classified as a prestigous 1st Grand Cru Classe, is located on an idyllic hill overlooking the village of Saint-Emillon. This ideal position gives the vineyard optimal sunlight and natural drainage, which ensures of an exceptional quality of fruit. The average age of the vines are thirty years old, and they flourish in the limestone clay soil ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Haut-Brion

The 2014 Vintage The 2014 vintage in Bordeaux will be remembered for its extraordinary Indian summer. Mild conditions in the spring were conducive to ideal vine growth, however, the cool, wet conditions of the summer slowed down the grapes’ ripening process significantly. September ushered in the miraculous warm weather though, and the fruit was ultimately able to ripen beautifully. Discover ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Margaux

Background Chateau Margaux has origins dating back to the 12th century, when the property was called “La Mothe de Margaux” and did not have any vines.  It wasn’t until the sixteenth century, when the Lestonnac family came into the picture, that the first vines were planted and that Margaux began to transform into what it is today. The chateau remained ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Talbot

Background Named after Connétable Talbot, the English warrior and Governor of Guyenne, Chateau Talbot has a rich history spanning back centuries. Under the 1855 classification, the estate was ranked a fourth growth of Saint-Julien. Acquired in 1917 by Désiré Cordier, the estate is still run by the family. Under their direction, Chateau has become one of the most well-known classified ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau de Rayne Vigneau

Background Chateau de Rayne Vigneau has been developing its excellent winemaking reputation since the seventeenth century. This historical dedication to high quality wines enabled the estate to be classified as a first growth under the 1855 classification of Sauternes. Shortly after this influential classification, the well-known broker Daney ranked it immediately behind Yquem. Since then, through the combination of the ... Read More »

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Weekend: 30 May 2015

For the third consecutive year Milessima has partnered with the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux for their annual Weekend des Grands Amateurs. The Program The Weekend  des Grands Amateurs is a unique opportunity to taste more than 100 wines in the heart of the Bordeaux city center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For its 10th Edition, this popular Bordeaux ... Read More »