Tag Archives: cabernet sauvignon

Harlan Estate, a legendary wine from Napa Valley

Situated in the heart of Napa Valley, hole to one of the best Cabernet-Sauvignons, Harlan Estate is set above the bench lands of Oakville, north of San Francisco. A powerful wine, Harlan Estate has become a cult favourite and rightfully deserves its title of Premier Cru in California. Harlan Estate, Bill Harlan’s labour of passion The domain was founded in ... Read More »

L’Aventure winery: The French Touch in California

Oenology graduate Stephan Asseo began his winemaking career in the 1980s in Burgundy and among the many celebrated Bordeaux family vineyards. It was here he build his name, thanks to the wines from Chateau Robin and Chateau Fleur Cardinale. After working for 17 years in Bordeaux, he decided to turn to new horizons and escape the strict rules and regulations ... Read More »

Antinori: Quintessential Italian Wines


The Antinori family For over six centuries, the Antinori family have been wine producers.  The history extends back to 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member of the Guild of Florence winemakers. For twenty-six generations, the family has maintained a great respect for tradition, while continuing to innovate. Today the estate is managed by Marquis Piero Antinori and his ... 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 En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Lalande-Borie

Millésima presents Lalande-Borie 2011 Futures, and an exclusive interview with Bruno Borie, Owner of Château Lalande-Borie. Here are a few of his tasting notes from the 2011 vintage: For the 2011 vintage of Lalande Borie, you will have a wine that is fruity, perfectly agreeable, seductive and well balanced. There is also a very exciting tannic structure. Even as early ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Talbot

Millesima goes behind the scenes with Jean-Pierre Marty, General Manager of Chateau Talbot, Fourth Growth from Saint Julien to find out more about his 2011 vintage. For us the aspect most remarkable about this vintage is the merlot grapes from the older vines…which give softness to the blending of Talbot 2011. Robert Parker recently gave Chateau Talbot 2011 a rating ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Léoville Poyferré

Millesima announces the release of the 2011 prices for Chateau Leoville Poyferre. In this episode of the 2011 Exclusives, Millesima interviews Didier Cuvelier, Co-Owner & Manager of Château Léoville Poyferré (AC Saint Julien). From the beginning, we have a wine with absolutely phenomenal tannic notes, even better than 2009 and 2010… Above all, this is a wine with good aging ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Gruaud Larose

Owner of Chateau Gruaud Larose, Jean Merlaut has not yet released the pricing for his 2011 vintage, but in our exclusive video he reveals his opinions to Millesima. With the particularities of canopy management and the effects of the Landes Forest, this Second Growth from Saint Julian was rated 89-91 by Robert Parker. It’s true that we were afraid to ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château La Lagune

Caroline Frey, Owner of Chateau La Lagune invites us into the cellar of this Haut Medoc classified Third Growth to discuss not only her 2011 vintage and final product, but also the interesting business aspects of years such as 2011. This is definitely not a vintage to shy away from. It is however, best to wait a bit before consumption ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Cantenac Brown

Millésima presents the price release of Chateau Cantenac Brown 2011, Classified Third Growth AC Margaux. Cellar master Guillaume Dousset and wine ambassador Christelle Terrasse sit down with Millesima to share the details of the 2011 vintage at the estate. Essential sorting occurred in the vineyards as well as before fermentation, leading to a product that wonderfully reflects both the terroir ... Read More »