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Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Sociando-Mallet

Jean Gautreau, Owner of Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Medoc) shares with Millesima his thoughts on the 2011, and how they compare to his recent vintages of 2008, 2009 and 2010. He believes that in the last four years wonderful wines have been produced on his estate, noting the fact that 2011 is underrated. 2011 is a very colorful wine as you can ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Poujeaux

Christophe Labenne, Manager of  Cru Bourgeois Château Poujeaux (AOC Moulis), took the time to share with Millesima his experience with the 2011 vintage. This ‘winegrower’s vintage’ posed some challenges in terms of quantity and grape selection, but Château Poujeaux took great care in sorting its berries during the harvest, allowing cabernet sauvignon grapes to excel in the final blend from ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview for Carbonnieux Red Wine

After watching yesterday’s video on Château Carbonnieux’s White wine, see what owner Philibert Perrin has to say about the characteristics of his 2011 Red Wine. So this vintage will be rather round, opulent and pleasing with ripe merlot, but not overripe as to keep the freshness and fruit, and cabernet sauvignon with good density and a nice tannic structure followed ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview for Château Carbonnieux White Wine

Millesima presents Carbonnieux White 2011. Check out our video to see what château owner Philibert Perrin has to say about his white wine from the latest vintage. The white from 2011 is certainly one of the best vintages from the past ten years…The Sauvignon is very floral, fruity, and very citrusy, the Semillon is very compact, very plump and with ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Haut-Marbuzet

Henri Duboscq, Owner of Château Haut-Marbuzet invites Millesima into his cellar to explain the unusual weather he and his team experienced for the 2011 vintage. He also takes a moment to describe his wine from 2011, and how merlot played an important role in making this vintage. The merlot is very well made, round, charming and pleasant. Although the 2011 ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeurs 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Peyrabon

Xavier Michelet, manager and technical directeur of this Haut-Medoc Cru Bourgeois,  sits down with Millesima to share his thoughts and experiences concerning the 2011 vintage. The first criteria that comes to mind is the decadence of the wine, which has perfectly balanced tannic structure, that will develop over the next 14 months of barrel ageing and will be at its ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeurs 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Beychevelle

Philipe Blanc, manager of Grand Cru Classé Château Beychevelle was nice enough to take a few moments with Millesima to share his thoughts on the 2011 vintage: This is a year with good grapes, despite yields a little disappointing. But, qualitatively, what matters in the glass is that it is very charming and pleasant. Sign up for Wine Alerts here, ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011- Exclusive Interview with Château Chasse Spleen

Château Chasse Spleen  Céline Villars-Foubet, owner of Château Chasse Spleen took a moment with Millesima to share her thoughts on the 2011 vintage. Although 2011 was not the easiest vintage, Céline notes that: We still have our expertise, and always have a certain pride as growers because we took advantage of the difficult times and presented a quality vintage from ... Read More »

Benefits of the En Primeur Wine System (Episode 4)

The greatest advantages of buying en primeur wines are the pricing and availability. The château release their prices several weeks after the Futures Tastings. Only those wine merchants registered within the Bordeaux region have the opportunity to purchase from the ‘Place de Bordeaux.’ Even if you are not a wine professional, you can benefit from buying wine before it is ... Read More »

How the En Primeur Process Works (Episode 3)

Allocations are very important in the En Primeur process. They determine who is able to purchase the primeur wines, and in what quantity. A smooth transition is created by the brokers between the châteaux and the wine merchants, who are given an allocation depending on the previous year’s purchase and the current vintage’s production. Find our 2011 En Primeur Wines ... Read More »