Bordeaux

A 6-post collection

A mini snapshot of 2013 Bordeaux

I was recently fortunate enough to attend a small intimate tasting of 2013 Bordeaux hosted by Drummonds Bank and Vin-X. Five wines from various appellations were chosen, all small independently owned wineries that, within the context of their respective appellations, all produce exceptionally elegant wines. In general, 2013 was a »

Producer Guide: Chateau Nenin (Bordeaux, France)

Chateau Nenin is one of the most widely recognised names of the Pomerol appellation. Owned by the Domaines Delon group which also includes Chateau Leoville-Las-Cases and Chateau Potensac in the Medoc, Nenin has been in the same family since 1847. Days before the harvest in 1996, Jean-Hubert Delon struck a »

Producer Guide: Château Rauzan-Gassies (Bordeaux, France)

Château Rauzan-Gassies was born out of unreconcilable differences between the children of Pierre des Measures de Rauzen. In 1760 there was no choice but divide the huge estate into two, one half being Domaine de Rauzen (which would eventually become Chateau Rauzen-Segla and the other becoming Château Rauzan-Gassies. Towards the »

The Médoc Classification of 1855

First Growths / Premiers Crus Château Lafite Rothschild | Pauillac Château Latour | Pauillac Château Margaux | Margaux Château Haut-Brion | Pessac, Graves Château Mouton Rothschild | Pauillac Second Growths / Deuxièmes Crus Château Rauzan-Ségla | Margaux Château Rauzan-Gassies | Margaux Château Léoville-Las Cases | St.-Julien Château Léoville-Poyferré | St.-Julien Château Léoville-Barton | St.-Julien Château Durfort-Vivens | Margaux Château Gruaud-Larose »