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We visited this ancient estate in April 2010 and tasted this 2009 out of barrel with Luc d'Arfeuille, whose family has owned the estate for over 100 years. Château La Serre is a 17 acre vineyard at the very top of Saint-Emilion, just outside the village itself. The residence was ... more
This 56 acre estate's red vines are made up of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot with an average age of 35 years. Robert Parker has said, "This is one of the most amazing quality turnarounds I have ever seen. In less than five years, Haut-Bergey has become one of ... more
This estate's red vineyard is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot with an average age of 30 years. Robert Parker reports: 'Amazingly, de Fieuzal's high quality in recent decades has not been accompanied by soaring prices, as de Fieuzal represents one of ... more
Remarkably owned by the same family (famille Miailhe) for 150 years, ChâteauSiran has been a consistently beautiful Margaux wine with great aging potential for decades. The name Siran first appeared in 1428 when Guilhem de Siran swore an oath of allegiance to the abbot of Sainte-Croix, a subordinate to ... more
In the 18th and 19th centuries, the vineyards located on the rolling hills of Fronsac were better known than the wines of Pomerol, which lies just east of the region, and sold for even higher prices than the wines of St. Emilion. Today, Fronsac is a great source for well-made, ... more
The finest wine yet made by this estate run by Stephane Derenoncourt's wife, Christine, this blend of 78% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Franc tips the scales at 14+% alcohol. It exhibits copious aromas of blueberries, raspberries, asphalt, truffles, charcoal and a hint of graphite. Full-bodied and powerful with low acidity, ... more
This terrific Cru Bourgeois in the Medoc is planted to 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot with an average vine age of 30 years. Parkers says this Bordeaux is 'made like a classified growth from proprietor Jean Guyon and consultant Dr. Alain Raynaud.' The wine is ultimately ... more
Chateau d'Aiguilhe is owned by the Count of Neipperg, who is also the proprietor of La Mondotte, Canon La Gaffeliere and Clos de L'Oratoire. He is a quality-obsessed, hands-on owner who receives accolades from the press year in and year out. D'Aiguilhe is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet ... more
A very sexy, seductive style of wine has been produced by Du Tertre in 2009. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by ripe notes of red and black fruits intermixed with subtle smoke, ink, and damp earth. The lusciousness continues on the palate with an opulent, layered, rich mouthfeel. Medium ... more
This historic property was very highly regarded a century ago, and it appears to be making a glorious comeback with the 2009 vintage under new ownership. Tronquoy Lalande has produced their finest wine to date under the guidance of Jean-Bernard Delmas, who made every Haut-Brion between 1961 and 2003. Delmas ... more
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