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2010 Mouton Rothschild Prices, Brief History of Rothschild Dynasty

Following Chateau Margaux’s lead from yesterday, Pauillac First Growth Chateau Mouton-Rothschild released its 2010 prices today. The chateau, classified as a Second Growth in the 1855 Classification, is the only estate to have been promoted in the hierarchy. It joined the four other First Growths (Lafite, Latour, Margaux, and Haut Brion) in 1973 after years of lobbying. Brief History of ... Read More »

2010 Chateau Palmer Prices + Interview with Thomas Duroux

Chateau Palmer is the latest Bordeaux estate to release its prices today. Millesima recently talked with Thomas Duroux, General Manager about the 2010 vintage. [quote]What makes 2010 really remarkable is that we were able to produce wine with an incredible depth, with an incredible concentration, but keeping what makes Bordeaux so magic. Beautiful acidity. Beautiful freshness in terms of aromas. ... Read More »

2010 Ducru Beaucaillou Prices, New Label Design

New La Croix de Beaucaillou label designed by Jade Jagger

Top Saint Julien chateau Ducru Beaucaillou surprised negociants and wine merchants yesterday by releasing its prices last night at 6PM Bordeaux time (7PM in London). Owned by the Borie family, who also run Grand-Puy-Lacoste and Haut-Batailley, this Second Growth wine was praised by critics as one of the best wines of the 2010 vintage. Some of its top scores include ... Read More »

Chateau L’Evangile Prices Released

While Chateau Lafite-Rothschild (recently valued at almost €4 billion by Liv-Ex) may have stayed mum today rather than release their highly-anticipated prices, the Rothschild family did make a surprising release late last Friday (a day after VinExpo ended) for their Pomerol chateau, L’Evangile. With vineyards bordering Petrus to the north and Cheval Blanc to the south, L’Evangile’s prime location is ... Read More »

2010 Clerc Milon: New Chateau, Futures Prices Revealed

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Last week during VinExpo, Clerc Milon unveiled its brand new chateau and vinification cellars. The Pauillac Fifth Growth estate is part of the Rothschild wine portfolio, run by Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, that includes the prestigious First Growth, Chateau Mouton-Rothschild. Clerc Milon was acquired by Philippine’s father, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, in 1970. Two years ago, the Baroness hired Bordeaux ... Read More »

2010 Chateau Margaux and Pavillon Rouge Prices Released

It’s a busy Monday morning in Bordeaux with the first of the five First Growths, Chateau Margaux, to release its 2010 Bordeaux futures prices. Liv-Ex ranks Chateau Margaux as the 3rd best wine of the vintage based on a compilation of critical opinion – Robert Parker (96-98), Jancis Robinson (19), Decanter (20), James Suckling (100) and Wine Spectator (96-99) – ... Read More »

2010 Cos D’Estournel Prices Released

This morning, Cos D’Estournel (Saint Estephe) released its price for its 2010 Bordeaux futures wines. The vintage received excellent scores across the board: Robert Parker (95-97), Jancis Robinson (18.5), Decanter (19), James Suckling (96-97), and Wine Spectator (96-99). Here are Master of Wine, Roger Bohmrich’s tasting notes: [quote]The 2010 Cos represents an assemblage of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot ... Read More »

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