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 »
Planted in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, near the mythical city of Shangri-La in the Yunnan...
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A mention of the word “Champagne” often conjures up the image of the grand Champagne Hou...
Chateau La Conseillante is widely regarded as one of the most emblematic properties of Bordeaux̵...
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 »
Although we can all rest assured that the world will not end on Friday–as predicted by the Mayans and other doomsdayers—we here at the Millésima office in Bordeaux began to discuss – if the world were ending tomorrow, what wine would you drink tonight? With a heated debate in the office and opinions flying we thought we’d take a look ... Read More »
It was during the Grand Tasting event in Bordeaux, organized by Terre de Vins magazine on 15 and 16 December, that the news broke. Pierre Lurton, Managing Director of Chateau Yquem of which luxury group LVMH is the principal shareholder, announced that due to “insufficient excellence,” there would be no 2012 vintage. Yquem is the only Premier Cru Sauternes that ... Read More »