Background The name of the Chateau Batailley comes from ‘bataille’, the French word for battle, as the estate was founded on the site of an important battle during The Hundred Years War. During this battle in 1453 the French re-conquered the neighbouring Chateau Latour, which was a crucial victory in helping restore French rule in Aquitiane. In the seventeenth century ... Read More »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »