Château Boutisse has passed along their 2012 Harvest Report as well as a brief video allowing viewers to discover the new vintage. At Château Boutisse, children of Xavier and Agnes Milhade, Marc and Elodie are preparing for the 2012 vintage to be unveiled in Bordeaux. In the video below, the whole family shares the emotions of their daily marathon towards excellence and customer satisfaction!
Charlene Peters, Boston City Guide Examiner editor and writer, attended the VINTUS Producer Tour in Cambridge several weeks ago. Peters discusses her experience at the event, explaining that it solidified her love for certain wines and allowed her to discover a number of new wines as well. The winemaker’s that took her by surprise and made an impressive showing were Finca Decero, Chateau Montelena, Xavier Milhade, Sandrone, Enrico Santini, and Telmo Rodriguez.
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Below is a menu from a Commanderie de Bordeaux dinner that Fred Ek recently attended in Boston. He supplied many of the (incredible) wines from his own cellar, and poured blind with Chateau Cheval Blanc 1952 and Chateau Pavie 1952 a “Mystery Wine” that turned out to be Chateau Recougne 1952. Two of the titans of the right bank against a humble Bordeaux Superieur – the clear consenus was that the Recougne was outstanding, far superior to the Pavie and not behind the Cheval Blanc. Pretty amazing.
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Xavier and Marc Milhade jump for joy! Chateau Boutisse 2009 is now available! Following is the review from the Wine Advocate published last week:
“A sleeper of the vintage, this is possibly the best wine I have tasted from Boutisse. Coming from a vineyard near Fleur Cardinale, the wine displays beautiful raspberry and black cherry fruit as well as hints of roasted herbs, charcoal and barbecue smoke. Deep, fleshy and very attractive, with low acidity and heady fruit, this wine should drink well for 10-15 years.” 89 Points Robert Parker
Chateau Lyonnat received great scores in the February 2012 edition of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Lyonnat’s original Lussac Saint-Emilion 2009 received 90 points and “Emotion” 2009 received a score of 91 points. Both scoring high and noticed for ripe fruit flavors and wonderful concentration, check out the reviews below!
Chateau Boutisse 2008 was rated the #1 Red Bordeaux above $16 in the Decanter World Wine Awards – ahead of wines like Branaire Ducru 2008, Phelan Segur 2008, Cambon La Pelouse 2008, Greysac and other wines, many well known and more expensive. Very impressive, and attention-getting.
The piece below talks about how quality distinctly improved since Xavier Milhade and his son, Marc, have made important investments in the vineyard and their cellars. A wonderful acknowledgement of the superb quality at this estate.
Who knew that there were wine reviews on Cheapflights.com? They did pick up on Chateau Recougne’s 2009 White, however, calling it a notable favorite among Bordeaux and Boreaux Superieur category wines. Super!
Chateau Boutisse was among six wines featured in a massive photo spread on 2008 Bordeaux in the just-released issue of the Wine Spectator. Despite a difficult growing season in Bordeaux, Wine Spectator critic James Molesworth found that there are some excellent wines to be had at attractive prices. Molesworth gave the ’08 Boutisse a score of 91 points, on par with renowned estates like Chateau Clinet and Leoville-Barton.
Wine Spectator critic James Molesworth gave Chateau Boutisse 2010 a fantastic preliminary score of 91-94 during his barrel tastings in Bordeaux last month. Molesworth’s initial notes on the wine were:
“Very fresh, showing enticing plum, currant and boysenberry fruit, with lots of mouthwatering minerality and a long, spice-filled finish. Dense but pure. A suave wine in the making.”
While 2009 will undoubtedly be a tough act to follow in Bordeaux, Molesworth says he believes 2010 will give the vintage a run for its money, thanks to a long, dry, warm growing season.
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