Futures

What are “En Primeur” wines or “Wine Futures”?

En Primeur week has arrived in Bordeaux, and we want to share this distinctly Bordelais tradition with you! What? “En Primeur,” sometimes called “Wine Futures,” is a way for anyone to buy the most highly-demanded top-level Bordeaux wines 1-2 years before they are bottled and released on the market. When? Each spring, thousands of wine professionals visit Bordeaux for the opening ... Read More »

Saint Estephe 2010: complex wines with silky tannins

Saint Estephe 2010 The  Saint Estephe 2010 vintage was dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, as it reached a perfect ripeness. The appellation’s clay soils allowed for a continued supply of water to the vines during a particularly dry summer, resulting in evenly ripening of the fruit. Its 2010 wines are big and bold. Chateau Montrose 2010 The 2010 vintage of Chateau Montrose ... Read More »

Pessac-Leognan 2010: a bold ripeness

Pessac Leognan 2010 Just outside the city of Bordeaux lies the appellation of Pessac-Léognan. In 2010, the area thrived with its red grapes all reaching perfect ripeness and attaining an incredible concentration of flavors thanks to lower yields. Two stars of Pessac-Leognan 2010 are Chateau Haut-Brion and Domaine de Chevalier. Chateau Haut Brion 2010 Dating back to the dawn of ... Read More »

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