Category Archives: Bordeaux

Bordeaux, the Once and Future King

Bordeaux, the Once and Future King

Sometimes there are things in this world that are so amazing for so long that we forget how great they are.  When I lived in Africa and had nothing but blue sky days and starry nights, I rarely took the time to just bathe in the beauty and enjoy.  Yet when I lived in ChinaContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Pichon Lalande

Producer Profile: Château Pichon Lalande

In addition to château-direct consignments from Montrose and Cheval Blanc, our upcoming auction, A Celebration of Bordeaux, features a consignment direct from the cellars of Château Pichon Longueville, Comtesse de Lalande (lots 1103-1133). We’re delighted to offer the wines of this historic Pauillac estate, and we encourage you to explore the careful balance of traditionContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Cheval Blanc

Producer Profile: Château Cheval Blanc

In addition to the château-direct consignment from Montrose, our upcoming Bordeaux Auction features a pristine consignment direct from the cellars of Château Cheval Blanc (lots 1-32). In honor of their consignment, we invite you to take a further look at the traditions and techniques that have made this estate one of Bordeaux’s most famous. PerchedContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Montrose

Producer Profile: Château Montrose

One of the first châteaux that comes to mind whenever the term “Super Second” is uttered is Château Montrose. We are delighted to feature a consignment direct from Montrose’s cellars in our upcoming Bordeaux Auction (lots 735-798), and we’d like to take a moment to highlight the estate’s history and recent innovations. Situated on slopes overlookingContinue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Margaux

Producer Profile: Château Margaux

“The…acclaimed 1978 Margaux was followed by a succession of brilliantly executed wines that are so stunning, rich, and balanced that it is not unfair to suggest that during the 1980s there was no better wine made in all of Bordeaux than that of Margaux…The style of the rejuvenated wine at Margaux is one of opulent richness,Continue Reading

Producer Profile: Château Latour

Producer Profile: Château Latour

“The wine produced here has been an impeccable model of consistent excellence, in great, mediocre, and poor vintages. For that reason, many have long considered Latour to be the Medoc’s finest wine….Latour remains one of the most concentrated, rich, tannic, and full-bodied wines in the world…” World’s Greatest Wine Estates, Robert Parker Jr. While manyContinue Reading

En Primeur Recap: Tasting the 2013 Vintages

En Primeur Recap: Tasting the 2013 Vintages

Dave Domer, Dale Salentiny, and I had the privilege of travelling to Bordeaux for the fabled week of en primeur tasting. I’d like to share our thoughts on the vintage from our trip with you, as well as our favorite en primeur wines. It is easy for early impressions of a vintage to become lostContinue Reading

Pop Culture and Wine: Wines for the Game of Thrones Premiere

Pop Culture and Wine: Wines for the Game of Thrones Premiere

To say that our team is excited about the Game of Thrones premiere would be a huge understatement. While the Season 4 kick-off is still a few days away (Sunday, April 6th), our team debated over what modern wines each house would drink in their theoretical worlds. It was a lively discussion with many opinions onContinue Reading

Pop Culture and Wine: Downton Abbey

Pop Culture and Wine: Downton Abbey

An evening of dancing, jewels and tuxedos, and fine dining on silver and crystal… the twilight of Edwardian-era aristocracy, a romantic image made popular by the successful series Downton Abbey. This weekend the period drama will close on its 4th season, and with more than a few zealous viewers here in the office, we couldContinue Reading

The Herbert Bridges Harris, Jr. Collection

The Herbert Bridges Harris, Jr. Collection

boasts an encyclopedic selection of highly-sought Bordeaux and Burgundy, along with Rhône and Champagne. The auction will include 986 lots with unparalleled quantities of the world’s most sought after wines. Foremost among the group are 100 lots of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, featuring 12 bottles of 1976 Montrachet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and 221 bottles of LaContinue Reading

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