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Primeurs 2016 | Chateau Cos d’Estournel : A fascinating 2016

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Cos d’Estournel is a 2nd Classified Growth in the Saint-Estephe appellation. Its strong cultural and architectural ties to India are hard to miss. Louis Gaspard d’Estournel created a legendary domain which still creates timeless, elegant wines today. The Maharaja of Saint-Estephe In 1791, 29 year old Louis Gaspard d’Estournel inherited 14 hectares of grape vines nears the Cos, a village ... Read More »

Futures 2016 – Releases of 19/04/2017

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Futures 2016 : Releases of the day The 2016 vintage in a few words: In spite of inconsistent weather conditions, the Bordeaux 2016 vintage looks like a very large and generous vintage in volume. The vintage is characterized by a homogeneous flowering, good fertilisation, water deficits during the summer, and ample amounts of sunlight. The final maturation of the grapes occurred under a ... Read More »

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: Historic Domain in the Medoc

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Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande: Historic Domain in the Medoc Historic property in the Medoc, Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande was created in the 17th century by Pierre de Mazure de Rauzan, a true role player in the history of Bordeaux wine. The Chateau didn’t receive its current name until Virginie, daughter of Joseph de Pichon Longuevill and ... Read More »

Millesima Blog Awards 2017: A lovely En Primeurs week in Bordeaux

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The 2017 edition of the Millesima Blog Awards has concluded. Here is a quick summary of all the wines, chateaux, meals, and places that our winners were able to visit and taste. Sunday Our bloggers arrived on Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a drink at the Victor Bar with the InterContinental – Le Grand Hotel’s Head Sommelier. Shortly after, they had ... Read More »

Domain Guigal: Rhone Valley’s source of magic

Chateau Ampuis, classified monument and headquarters of Domain E. Guigal (© E.Guigal)

Founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in Ampuis, the principal commune of the Cote-Rotie appellation, which is one the most prestigious in the Rhone Valley. The Domain E. Guigal new how to develop quickly to become a staple of the Rhone Valley. In 1995 the acqusition of Chateau Ampuis – a monumental historical event- helped E. Guigal make his great ... Read More »

Wine Futures/Primeurs Alerts – Be one of the first to receive notifications about 2016 releases

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Wine Futures Alerts 2016 – Don’t miss out! Our 6th edition of Wine Futures/En Primeur Alerts will give you access to the highly anticipated 2016 vintage. The 2015 vintage experienced very mild weather, these ideal weather conditions allowed the wines to reach optimal maturity. The 2016 vintage is rumoured to be better than those of 2009 and 2010. In terms of balance ... Read More »

InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel : elegance incarnated

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In 1779 the architect Victor Louis built Bordeaux’s Grand Theatre at the heart of the famous area of the Grands Hommes. This superb building is a reference-point in the discipline of architecture. In 1789, the architect signed another contract, facing the emblematic building: Mr. Sacriste de Rolly’s hotel at Place de la Comedie. This is how the InterContinental Bordeaux® – ... Read More »

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