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Pape Clement: Excellence in a Difficult Vintage

The 2012 Vintage was a difficult one in Bordeaux, but Chateau Pape Clement wines, both red and white, have emerged as superstars of the vintage.  In April , Robert Parker released his report on the bottled wines saying, “what stands out about the bottles 2012 Bordeaux is that they performed as well, if not better, than the barrel tastings.” The ... Read More »

Discover Pessac-Leognan Wines at NYC’s BurdiGala

Vines in Pessac Leognan

Protected from cutting winds by a forest and possessing a soil comprised of gravel with pebbles carried by the Garonne two millennia ago, the terroir of Pessac-Leognan gives its wines a robust and complex personality. The dominant grape varietials are Cabernet Sauvignon, elected for its powerful structure and firm tannins, and Merlot, for its roundness, fruitiness providing flexibility. However, one ... Read More »

Chateau Olivier: A Rich History of Fine Wine

Chateau Olivier

A Piece of Bordeaux History With 60 hectares nestled in a rich forest in Pessac-Leognan, Chateau Olivier has a rich history that dates to the middle ages. In fact, many historians believe as far back as the 11th Century. Once the preferred hunting retreat of Edward of Woodstock of the House of Plantagenet, also known as the Black Prince, this estate is now ... Read More »

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