Presentation of the 2012 Vintage at Jacques Boyd

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2012 got off to a mild start with almost no frost at all, although February made up for it with a white cloak of snow. For ten days or so, the wintry landscape was worthy of the far north, with temperatures of -9°C and a dry wind from the north-east increasing the sensation of cold. … Continue reading

89.5 for Jacques Boyd 2010

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  Jacques Boyd 2010 has been given a score of 89.5 in TASTED magazine. This great accolade was jointly given by Andreas Larsson (Sweden) and Markus Del Monego (Germany), both of them Best Sommeliers winners. Jacques Boyd was blind-tasted in a neutral professional environment in order to guarantee the most objective possible scoring. Medium to … Continue reading

Rive Droite and Rive Gauche, 2 original gift packs taking you to the heart of the Bordeaux wine region

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Right Bank, Left Bank…Sounds like Paris, and yet… we are talking about the two winegrowing regions in Bordeaux. On one side of the river: Saint-Estèphe, Margaux, Haut-Médoc… And on the other: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Montagne Saint-Emilion… Highly prestigious appellations that Yvon Mau would like you to (re)discover through the châteaux in its “Esprit de Bordeaux” … Continue reading

Report on the 2012 vintage at Jacques Boyd

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After a mild, virtually frost-free early winter, the first fortnight of February was very cold, with temperatures of – 9°C and snow. The budburst of the Merlots occurred around 23-26 March, about ten days earlier than in 2010. April was cool (1.6 °C below normal) and wet (170 mm, more than twice the norm, with … Continue reading

Chateau Preuillac

Jean-Chrisopthe Mau, Owner of Château Preuillac, Médoc

CHÂTEAU PREUILLAC « Château Preuillac is a great example of the Esprit de Bordeaux, with a modern, unmistakeably Médoc identity. »   Jean-Christophe Mau Since its foundation in 1869, Château Preuillac has been racking up medals and awards of all varieties: gold medals at Antwerp in 1885, Bordeaux in 1882, Paris in 1896 and 1900. In … Continue reading

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Lucien Guillemet : Owner of Jacques Boyd, Margaux

JACQUES BOYD « With L’Esprit de Bordeaux, Jacques Boyd brings art de vivre to the fore and consumers rediscover the pleasure of wine drinking. »  Lucien Guillemet Mr. Jacques Boyd, an Irishman by birth, was an eighteenth-century squire in the region. In 1754 he purchased Boyd Cantenac, an estate acquired in 1806 by John Lewis … Continue reading

Château German Marbuzet

Didier Marcelis: Ower of Chateau German Marbuzet, Saint-Estephe

CHÂTEAU GERMAN MARBUZET « Château German Marbuzet is a great wine, a combination of the exceptional Saint Estèphe terroir and the renowned expertise of Hubert de Boüard » Didier Marcelis  To the south of Montrose and right next to the village of Cos are the hamlets of German and Marbuzet, forming a large village on … Continue reading

L’Autre de Sociando Mallet

Jean Gautreau : Owner of L'Autre de Sociando Mallet, Haut-Médoc

L’AUTRE DE SOCIANDO-MALLET “This Cuvée Exclusive made in the same way as my first wine, Sociando-Mallet, providing unbeatable expertise to everyone.” Jean Gautreau Since the seventeenth century, Sociando-Mallet has occupied the Baleyron redoubt, one of the Médoc’s finest gravelly terroirs. Located near the village of Saint-Seurin-de-Cadourne, north of Pauillac, the estate’s vineyards overlook the Gironde … Continue reading

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