France

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Figeac

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 »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Phélan Ségur

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 »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Pavie Macquin

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 »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Grand Mayne

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 »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau La Conseillante

Background In 1871, the Nicolas family acquired Chateau La Conseillante. The estate contained 12 hectares at the time, and those property lines have not evolved since, enabling the estate to hold on to its exceptional qualities. Located in the heart of Pomerol, Chateau La Conseillante benefits from an exceptional clay-dominant soil, with prestigious neighbours such as Petrus and Cheval Blanc. ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Haut-Bages Libéral

Background Ranked as a fifth growth from the 1855 classification of Bordeaux, Chateau Haut-Bages Libéral enjoys magnificent 30 hectare vineyard. Half of the property is adjacent to Chateau Latour, while the other half resides on the Bages plateau, behind Chateau Pichon Baron. In the 1960s, the estate experienced a revitalisation, after it was acquired by the Cruse family (who also ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Clos Fourtet

Background Located just outside the medieval town of Saint-Emilion, the vines of Clos Fourtet practically form a path to the village. The name of the estate comes from “Camp Fourtet”, the original fort on the property, which used to protect Saint Emilion in the Middle Ages. The modern chateau was built in the eighteenth century, and it still showcases the ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Fleur Cardinale

Background Located in the prestigious Saint-Emilion appellation, the vineyard of Chateau Fleur Cardinale is composed of 23.5 hectares. The terroir of the estate is excellent, thanks to the superb location on the appellation’s clay-limestone plateau, the altitude of the vineyard (from 20 to 90 metres), the microclimate and the grape varieties. The plantings at the estate are divided as 75% ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Canon La Gaffelière

Background Chateau Canon La Gaffelière is located just outside the medieval town of Saint-Emilion. The vineyards of the estate are located at the foot of a south-facing slope and span 19.5 hectares . The soil is a mixture of clay-limestone and clay-sand, which contributes to the complexity of the estate’s terroir. The plantings of the chateau are divided as 55% ... Read More »

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Feytit-Clinet

Background Chateau Feytit-Clinet is a property with 6.5 hectares of vineyard in the appellation of Pomerol. From 1966 the property was managed and distributed by the négociant Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix. However, as of the 2000 vintage, the owners, the Chasseuil family, resumed control of the estate. Jeremy Chasseuil is the current winemaker for Chateau Feytit-Clinet. Under his direction the estate ... Read More »