Home / Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux 2018

The world has not yet tasted the 2019 Bordeaux Vintage because of the coronavirus pandemic. When that will take place is still up in the air. Until then, we present the verdict on the 2018 Vintage in the newest edition of FINE, arguably India’s most important wine magazine, of which CH’NG Poh Tiong …

Read More »

Philippe Blanc’s Video of Beychevelle 2019

Philippe Blanc on Chateau Beychevelle 2019 • Celebrating His 25th Vintage The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have meant that the Bordeaux 2019 Vintage has not been tasted by the media and trade. When that will happen, no one knows for now. Chateau Beychevelle Managing Director & Chief Winemaker Philippe Blanc has …

Read More »

Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947

Journalists from around the world – mostly French and one from Asia – surround Chateau Cheval Blanc Managing Director Pierre Lurton (centre) following a tasting of 20 vintages of the Saint-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A on 14 May 2011. It is one of the greatest wines ever produced. Just …

Read More »

Esperance de Trotanoy Vertical 

Esperance de Trotanoy Vertical  This vertical took place on Friday 21 Febraury 2020 at the office of Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix in Quai du Priourat. The quay is next to the Dordogne River in the town of Libourne, the heart of the wine trade of the Right Bank. The sky was blue …

Read More »

Chateau Trotanoy

Christian Moueix is proprietor of Chateau Trotanoy, La Fleur Petrus, Chateau Belair-Monange, and the wine merchant Etablissements Jean-Pierre Moueix. Vines are known to have been planted at Trotanoy since at least 1761. Apparently, Trotanoy the name derives from the French trop ennui, a term loosely translated to mean ‘too much to bother …

Read More »

Chateau Petit Village Sold

Petit-Village has been sold by AXA Millesimes to the proprietors of nearby Chateau Beauregard. ‘The sale of Chateau Petit-Village is part of a process of reallocation of the resources of AXA Millesimes with the aim of diversifying our vineyard investments. This process had already begun in 2018 with our acquisition …

Read More »

The 2019 Bordeaux Vintage

WELCOME TO EDITION 765 of GRAPEVINE Although not a member of the UGC, Chateau Petrus is also tasted by journalists and merchants – by appointment – during the en primeurs week. The Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux has organised the tasting of the Bordeaux 2019 vintage for 30 March to 2 April …

Read More »

Chateau d’Yquem • The Super First Growth

When Sandrine Garbay joined Chateau d’Yquem straight from the University of Bordeaux in 1994, she was never, ever going to use the specialised subject of her doctorate thesis: malolactic fermentation. The world’s most famous sweet wine would never consider converting malic into lactic acid because it thirsts for freshness. Yquem …

Read More »

A Garden in Bordeaux

Olivier Bernard is flanked by sons Hugo (left) and Adrien (right). The Triumph Spitfire belongs to the elder son. The family loves cars but all three are committed to their vineyard which the father describes as a “garden”. No herbicides or pesticides are used. ‘My first vintage was 2009. After oenology studies in Reims, …

Read More »