Category Archives: Saint Emilion Classification 2012

Something Special for the London Wine Fair: Chateau La Fleur Morange

The London Wine Fair 2014 opens its doors to the wine trade at Olympia from 2nd – 4th June and this year I am taking something special to show to the visitors. The London Wine Fair is the UK’s leading … Continue reading

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Chateau Latour Invests in the Right Bank with stake in Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol and Saint Emilion

The owner of First Growth Chateau Latour, Francois Pinault, has invested in Pomerol, its neighbouring AOC Lalande de Pomerol and Saint Emilion for the first time by gaining a 49% stake in the vineyards of Baron Guichard. The investment is … Continue reading

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China’s Ningxia Introduces Bordeaux Style 1855 Classification System

Liz Tach writing for Wine Spectator has reported that the wine producing region of Ningxia in China has introduced a classification system modelled on the Bordeaux 1855 Classification. Ningxia lies in north west China, just south of Inner Mongolia and … Continue reading

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Saint Emilion versus Saint Emilion – United We Stand, Divided We Fall

For all its iconic history Saint Emilion is probably one of the most modern and dynamic appellations in Bordeaux. Unlike the rest of Bordeaux it reclassifies its chateaux every 10 years, it saw the Garagiste movement take off and it … Continue reading

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Saint Emilion – a Hot Property and a Hotbed of Rivalry?

Saint Emilion is one of my favourite appellations; not only does this AOC produce lovely wine but it is also surprisingly pioneering. It was, afterall, the centre of the garagiste movement and is also home to a set of innovative … Continue reading

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Saint Emilion Chateau Merged Into Chateau Quintus

Domaine Clarence Dillon, owners of First Growth Chateau Haut Brion, have finalised their acquisition of Chateau L’Arrosée which will now be merged with their Saint Emilion property Chateau Quintus: “The Dillon Family are pleased to announce the completion of the … Continue reading

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‘My Ambition is to Create the Most Beautiful Jewel in Saint Emilion’ – Sophie Fourcade Regains Clos Saint Martin

It has just been announced by La Revue du vin de France that Sophie Fourcade has bought 70% of Clos Saint Martin in Saint Emilion, giving her control of the property. Sophie is a member of the Reiffers family who … Continue reading

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Discovering New Wines in Bordeaux – Part 6

Paul Smith, our Financial Director, has been on a mission in Bordeaux to discover new wines, chateaux and wine makers. This is thesixth in a series of blogs about his trip and his discoveries. Visiting Saint Emilion is like walking … Continue reading

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Unclassifiable Bordeaux and White Saint Emilion – Part Two

If you think of Saint Emilion as awash in a sea of red grapes you might be surprised to find out that here and there lie tiny splashes of white. These discrete little pools of white grapes are part of … Continue reading

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Chateau Pavie Macquin – The Cinderella Wine and Her Story

Chateau Pavie Macquin is rapidly climbing the ladder to stand with the greats, thanks in part to some inspired pioneers, gifted wine makers and a splendid terroir. Dubbed a ‘Cinderella’ by Nicolas Thienpont, the estate’s manager, this chateau is no … Continue reading

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