Philippe Dhalluin at Chateau Mouton Rothschild has been on a roll since he started with the company in time for the 2004 vintage. For my palate, the 2006 Mouton Rothschild (The first year Philippe was allowed to call all the shots) remains the best Bordeaux wine he’s produced yet.  Like all great vintners, regardless […]

With three properties to manage, Juliette Becot has hands full this time of year. Juliette is responsible for the 2010 Beau-Sejour Becot Harvest, La Gomerie Becot and Joanin Becot. Due to its terroir and that the wine is made from 100% merlot, La Gomerie is always the first of her St. Emilion properties to harvest. […]

Chateau La Clotte, the insiders Bordeaux wine of St. Emilion,  will produce a concentrated wine in 2010, according to the owner Nelly Moulierac, who just started their harvest. For the 2010 La Clotte Harvest, the chateau began picking merlot October 15. They are looking to finish with their cabernet franc by the end of October, […]

The 2010 Harvest St. Julien is underway. The appellation is alive with the sounds of harvest and smells of fermentation. Chateau Branaire Ducru is slightly more than half way through the picking of the cabernet sauvignon grapes.  According to the owner Patrick Maroteaux, “The merlot grapes are rich and maintain a good balance.” When asked about his […]

Domaine de Chevalier 2010 Domaine de Chevalier Harvest report shows that in Pessac Leognan, they just finished the harvest for their white grapes, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 11:30 in the morning. OlivierBernard feels the 2010 white harvest can be compared with their 2009. “The white, now picked and fermented, show a splendid balance with power, intense […]

Chateau Pichon Lalande The Wine Cellar Insider talks with Thomas Do Chi Nam of Pichon Lalande about the 2010 Pichon Lalande Harvest. Thomas, when did you start your 2010 harvest? “We started harvest at Pichon the 22th of  September. We worked on a very precocious merlot block. Then we stopped for a few days.”  When did you […]

Alexander Van Beek is busier than  a one armed paper hanger this time of the year. He is in charge of Caiarossa in Tuscany, plus two 1855 classified Bordeaux chateaux to oversee as well! Especially since he is working on the 2010 Giscours Harvest. In Bordeaux, Van Beek is the managing director for Château du Tertre and Château Giscours. […]

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