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    Lafite Rothschild 2017 tasting notes and ratings by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert

    Lafite Rothschild 2017 tasting notes and ratings by Ronald Rens, M.Sc., Wine Master, Bordeaux Expert By Ronald Rens, President of The Bordeaux Wine Experience, the leading Bordeaux Wine Tour Company  Ronald with Christophe Congé, the winemaker at Lafite Rothschild Driving up to Lafite Rothschild is always a pleasure for me. One can’t fail to be... Read more »

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    Château Angélus (Saint Emilion) converting to organic status

    For over 15 years now, Château Angélus has endeavored to protect its eco-system, limit its sprays, and establish an approach to ensure that a preserved natural environment is passed on to future generations. All of this, backed up by scientific reasoning and technical follow-up. Three years ago, Château Bellevue, a... Read more »

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    Smith Haut Lafitte optimistic about the Bordeaux 2017 vintage

    Decidedly different from other vintages ending in 7, and a very nice surprise. The winter of 2016-2017 started out cold, going on to show a major water deficit (30% less precipitation than usual) and temperatures 2°C above average starting in February. The warm, dry soil led to early bud break (about... Read more »

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