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Y by Chateau Yquem: A Wine that Stands Apart

Chateau d'Yquem

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

Chateau Troplong Mondot

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 »

Biodynamics or Biological ?

In the maze of possibilities: Biodynamics or biological and what Bordeaux thinks of it   Wine enthusiasts argue about the differences between conventional, organic and biodynamic wine making. In general, it is difficult to put the different approaches into boxes. The methods of conventional winemaking and natural wine making couldn’t be any more different. Numerous estates that work with biodynamic ... Read More »

James Suckling Blesses Chateau La Fleur Peyrabon

New ratings for Château La Fleur Peyrabon Last November, celebrated American critic James Suckling attended a blind tasting of Crus Bourgeois in Hong Kong. It was a unique opportunity for him to tke a new look at the 2009 and 2010 Cru Bourgeois vintages. The Crus Bourgeois The history of the Medoc Crus Bourgeois may date to the Middle Ages, ... Read More »

Bordeaux 2010: Chateau Gruaud-Larose

 The wine of kings, the king of wines In 1997 Chateau Gruaud-Larose, an 1855 classifed growth with a long history, was repurchased by the Merlaut family. Bearer of a long viticulutural tradition dating to the 18th century, Gruaud- Larose is a Saint-Julien whose particularity is that its 82 hectares of vines are in a single, undivided vineyard. With soils that consist of quaternary gravel on a substratum of ... Read More »

Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010: Organic and Biodynamic

Nestled in the heart of Pauillac, Chateau Pontet-Canet is one of the few classified growths that is Certified Organic and Biodynamic. In caring for their 81 hectare of vineyards, their ultimate goal is to “respect the vines”. By using organic and biodynamic methods to put this respect into, an incredibly true expression of essence of the terroir is achieved. This ... Read More »

Château Haut-Bailly: the magic of Pessac

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-Léognan – at the gates of Bordeaux

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 »

Bordeaux Châteaux price releases En Primeur 2011

More Bordeaux 2011 prices have been release! Do not miss out on the opportunity to add your favorite chateau to your cellar! Find these and all our other 2011 En Primeur Wines on our website. Read More »