Mouton Magnums

Although the Rothschild family has controlled their celebrated chateau since 1853, the modern story of Chateau Mouton Rothschild begins in 1924. It was then that the young Baron Philippe Rothschild insisted on bottling all his wine at his Bordeaux estate, an unusual move at the time but now an all but universal practice. The reforms…

12 Years Later

There was a time in the not too distant past when we got our wine news from magazines. When you anxiously awaited the vintage reports to come out and for Mr. Parker or Mr. Suckling or Ms. Robinson to declare the vintage good bad or otherwise. Once in awhile these critical voices would lineup in chorus…

The White Horse

Located right over the border from Pomerol in St. Emilion sits one of the most storied Libourne estates, Chateau Cheval Blanc. Since its founding in 1832, Cheval Blanc has been consistently producing one of the finest wines in the world. With 39 hectares of vineyards the estate produces a wine that tends slightly towards their…

The Underdog

We’ve never understood why Chateau Lynch Bages doesn’t seem to wind up in the discussion with the other big boys of Pauillac. Often times, even in the great vintages, the scrappy Cinquièmes Cru out performs some of its more “high brow” neighbors. The history of the estate stretches back to the late 1700s, but the…