James Suckling rated the 2010 Bordeaux : 100-99 Château Margaux 100 – Margaux A phenomenal nose of roses, violets, and other flowers. Subtle yet rich raspberries and currants. It is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a curious wine, almost ethereal. It is all in the front of the palate with ultra-fine tannins. It is full and very, very rich but ... Read More »
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The Union of Bordeaux’s Grands Crus just completed its January promotional tour on the American continent during January to promote the newly bottled, “just released” 2010 vintage. Elin McCoy, columist for Bloomerg Markets and a contributing writer for Food & Wine and The New York Times, the UCGB’s Washington D.C. tasting of 110 chateaux followed by a private dinner at ... Read More »
Pauillac is one of the most prestigious appellations of the Medoc, producing virile and stunning wines. The appellation is home to three First Classified Growths (Mouton, Lafite, Latour), and many other great names who play a role in the international scene, like Chateau Lynch-Bages. LYNCH-BAGES Dating back to the mid-18th century, Chateau Lynch-Bages is named after its former owners the Irish Lynch ... Read More »
Is Haut-Bailly a magical name which stimulates the imagination merely by evoking it? Nothing could be more certain if you consider the inherent quality of its gravel ridges and shelly sand of fossilised stone which comprise the unique soil of the 30 hectare, single tract property located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation of Bordeaux. Haut-Bailly embodies sensuality, elegance and restrained power. Its reds undeniably rival the Premier ... Read More »
PESSAC-LEOGNAN Located at the doorstop of Bordeaux, Pessac-Léognan is protected from cutting winds by a forest and possesses a soil comprised of gravel with pebbles carried by the Garonne two millennia ago. The terroir of Pessac-Léognan gives its wines a robust and complex personality. The dominant grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, elected for its powerful structure and firm tannins, and ... Read More »
While Hermitage has historically been a wine blended from different vineyards and plots scattered throughout the appellation (Ermitage), Michel Chapoutier took the initiative to try a Burgundian approach by making wine from individual small parcel, which he calls “selections parcellaires“. Although plural in their expressions, these single parcel wines like La Maison dont le Pavillon (Hermitage red), Chante-Alouette (Hermitage white), ... Read More »
“The fruit is to wine as disco is to music” In sum, it’s important but not dominant, explains Michel Chapoutier. In an interview given to Wine Spectator from the November 2012 issue, the “King of Hermitage” gives a complete testimony– defending his values, evoking his history and proving to be a true disciple of “terroir.” THE FAMILY HISTORY The vineyards ... Read More »