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Château Suduiraut – An exceptional wine with golden-straw reflections

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Located in the prestigious Sauterne appellation, Chateau Suduiraut is a classified first growth from the 1855 classification of Sauternes (not to be confused with the Left Bank classification of the same year), alongside with Chateau d’Yquem. The estate spreads over 92 hectares of vines, on a rich terroir of sandy and gravelly soils, which perfectly keep the heat from the ... Read More »

English painter David Hockney illustrates the label of Château Mouton Rothschild 2014

Painting David Hockney "Tribute to Philippine"

A tribute label Every year since 1945, the label of Château Mouton Rothschild is illustrated by the original work of a contemporary painter such as Cocteau, Braque, Dali, Miro, Chagall, Warhol, Bacon, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jeff Koons. Hence a gigantic collection that unites names of the most famous contemporary artists and which will be enriched by a new ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur: The Millésima Guarantee

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One of the Largest Players in the Place de Bordeaux Millésima is a fine wine and en primeur sales specialist – one of the largest and most established buyers of Bordeaux en primeur for nearly 30 years. Founded in 1983 with a catalogue of 100 of Bordeaux’s greatest wines, Millésima has grown into Europe’s leading fine wine merchant with locations ... Read More »

Vintage 2015 in Bordeaux

2015 Bordeaux En Primeur

Delivers On Its Early Promise The wines of 2015 have been hotly anticipated since before the grapes were even harvested. Early weather reports were encouraging, and all reports indicate the year has delivered on its initial promise. The stars aligned to provide conditions observers compare to the legendary 2005 vintage – with 2015 already delivering nine perfect 100-point scores from American ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur: Why Vintage Matters

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Bordeaux’s Variable Weather Bordeaux is blessed with a mild climate that avoids extreme temperatures. Moderated by its location next to the Atlantic ocean, its vineyards benefit from warm summers and plentiful sun. In fact, the city of Bordeaux has more total sunshine hours than Biarritz. Winters are cool, rather than cold, and vine-destroying frost is relatively rare. Bordeaux receives more rain ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur: Five Reasons To Buy Futures

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Why Buy Futures? Buying wine en primeur – also known as futures – is intertwined with the history of Bordeaux’s finest wines. Until the late 20th century, the practice was largely limited to those in the wine trade. However, now savvy consumers can also purchase the most in-demand wines before they are even bottled. Each spring, buyers and journalists converge on the ... Read More »

The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Weekend: 30 May 2015

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For the third consecutive year Milessima has partnered with the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux for their annual Weekend des Grands Amateurs. The Program The Weekend  des Grands Amateurs is a unique opportunity to taste more than 100 wines in the heart of the Bordeaux city center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For its 10th Edition, this popular Bordeaux ... Read More »

Y by Chateau Yquem: A Wine that Stands Apart

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Looking Beyond Local legend says Chateau d’Yquem first stumbled across the delicious effects of Botrytis Cincera, or Noble Rot, in 1847 when, then owner, Marquis Romain-Bertrand de Lur Saluces ordered harvest be held until his return. Hunting in Russia, he was delayed and arrived later than expected, leaving the grapes to fortuitously rot on the vines. Whatever the truth may ... Read More »

Chateau Montrose: long life in Saint Estephe

2009 and 2010 Chateau Montrose, rated 100/100  “Dense ruby/purple, with a bouquet of blueberry, crushed rock, and some floral notes, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich, powerful, but again very tannic and still strikingly youthful. …This blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is indeed a special wine…” The Chateau Montrose ... Read More »

Troplong Mondot: A Saint-Emilion Gem

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A prime plot perched 106 meters above Saint-Emilion Chateau Troplong Mondot, Premier Grand Cru Classé B, is one of the true gems of the region, particularly of the greater Right Bank. Easily recognizable for its elegant building, overlooking the village of Saint-Emilion, the Chateau is strategically located on the prime plot on the “Mondot” hill.  On this plot at the top ... Read More »

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