Tag Archives: Bordeaux Futures

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 »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château du Tertre

Millesima announces the release of Château du Tertre 2011. Alexander Van Beek, General Manager of the appellation Margaux estate describes his experience with the vintage and how the cabernet sauvignon has played a key role in creating the 2011 wine. This is a vintage typically Medocain, because there is nice acidity in the wine and at the same time a ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Grand Corbin-Despagne

François Despagne, Owner of Château Grand Corbin-Despagne meets with Millesima to discuss his thoughts on the estate’s 200th vintage, and how he benefitted from the summer weather that had tourists running for cover. Our greatest strength is that this is our 200th vintage. I think the consumer will have fun with this wine, which has very supple tannins that play ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Lafite-Rothschild

Charles Chevallier, Manager Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) sits down with Millesima to describe the weather and harvest conditions for his 2011 vintage of Lafite-Rothschild. He explains a particularity of Lafite-Rothschild, that the wine will close up while developing in the bottle, before opening up again and expressing the complexities at the perfect moment of ageing. As with other Future ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Pontet Canet

Millesima announces the release of Château Pontet Canet, Grand Cru Classé in 1855, AC Pauillac. Chateau owner Alfred Tesseron explains why balance and purity are integral aspects of his 2011 vintage, and the importance of working in a forward manner, rather than backwards. We have a wine that is balanced, and balance is very important to me. We also have ... Read More »

Bordeaux Châteaux Price Releases – En Primeur 2011

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Here is the most recent update of the Châteaux that have released their pricing for the 2011 vintage. To keep up with the updates, don’t forget to sign up for Millesima’s Wine Alerts by clicking ‘Keep Me Informed’ for your favourite estates and appellations on our here. Carmes de Rieussec Château des Annereaux Château Olivier Red Château Beaulieu Comtes de ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Labégorce

Millesima speaks with owner of Chateau Labegorce Nathalie Perrodo Samani and General Manager Marjolaine Maurice de Coninck about their 2011 vintage. This wine from the Margaux appellation is a great example of hard work paying off in a difficult vintage. 2011 is indeed a technical year for the winemaker, where I think, patience, perseverance and attention to nature allowed us ... Read More »

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