2014 En Primeur – Clos l’Eglise

The 2014 Vintage This past year experienced early flowering on the vines. However, that relatively fast growth cycle was subjected to complicated, cool and wet weather in Pomerol. As a result, the winemakers of the region had to remain vigilant with their work in the vineyards. However, the beautiful Indian summer in late autumn yielded good concentration in the fruit ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Léoville Poyferré

Background During the reign of Louis XIII, in 1638, Jean de Moytié, a noble bourgeois and Counsellor of the Bordeaux parliament, purchased  a vineyard on a small hill near the river. He called the estate ‘Mont-Moytié’, as it was the custom of the time to name the property after the owner.  In the renowned 1855 classification of the Medoc, the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

The 2014 vintage This past year was characterised by a relatively mild winter. These warmer temperatures persisted until spring and even spurred the growing cycle of the vines slightly ahead of their typical schedule. But these ideal conditions gradually devolved throughout the summer, and relatively poor weather settled across the region. However, as tends to happen in Bordeaux, the late ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Domaine de Chevalier

Background Acquired in 1983 by the Bernard family, Domaine de Chevalier is part of the elite group of Grand  Cru Classé. Located in the appellation of Pessac-Léognan, the property produces both red and white wines.  The estate’s wines are known for their fine, round tannins and balanced freshness. Combining power and elegance, Domaine de Chevalier displays notes of liquorice, spice ... Read More »

Personalised, Mixed Tasting Case: 2014 En Primeur

The Collector’s Mixed En Primeur Case For the second consecutive year, Millésima is offering the opportunity to take advantage of the new en primeur (wine futures) releases through the creation of your own personal mixed case. Choose from our selection of the best of 2014, which is already considered to be a classic Bordeaux vintage. To help you explore the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Pape Clément

Background Chateau Pape Clément has a history that spans back seven hundred years, making it one of the oldest chateaux in Bordeaux. It was built in 1305 by Pope Clement V and is named after him. Today, the estate is part of the renowned group Bernard Magrez and it produces some of best wine in the Graves appellation.  Under the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Léoville Barton

Background In 1722, Thomas Barton left his native Ireland. He arrived in Bordeaux three years later, with a genuine interest in wine that led him to found his own company. Very quickly, the business became successful. However, due to the French law ‘Le Droit d’Aubaine’ (which stipulated that after death of a foreigner their estate would be returned to the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Background Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste is one of the oldest in the Medoc. After several changes in ownership over the years, the estate is currently run by Borie family, headed by François-Xavier Borie. It is located in the Pauillac appellation, enjoying one of the finest terroirs in Bordeaux. The vineyards of Grand-Puy-Lacoste are planted on very deep gravel layers, so the vines ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Lascombes

Background Classified as a Second Growth through the 1855 classification, Chateau Lascombe owns 112 hectares in the Margaux appellation, along with 6 hectares in Haut-Medoc.   The estate was originally in the late 17th century as a Carthusian monastery. In 1952 Lascombes was purchased by Alexis Lichine (a prominent Russian-American wine merchant and critic).Under his management, the estate underwent a significant ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Pontet-Canet

Background With illustrious neighbours such as Mouton-Rothschild and d’Armailhac, Chateau Pontet-Canet covers an area of ​​81 hectares in the prestigious Pauillac appellation. The vineyard benefits from a ridge of Garonne gravel over a limestone bedrock. This gravel-strewn soil promotes the development of Cabernet Sauvignon, the predominant grape grown on the estate. As per the tradition of Bordeaux, the Cabernet Sauvignon ... Read More »