in the French Independant Winegrowers Professional Fair in London on January 15 (Booth 66)
. Selection of 09 vintage in the 2012 Red Guide of the French Wine Review "Best Wines under 20 euros": "Graphite notes underline this merlot (90%) characterized by a mellow structure and refined ageing"
. Selection of 09 vintage in 2013 Hachette Guide: "In 2006 Franck Moureau left his career of journalist to take over this 18 ha property, his sister joins him in 2009. This pair offers here a wine of sterling, ruby colour, with an open and pleasant nose, floral, fruity and spicy, invigorated by a mineral touch. Full-bodied and well-structured in mouth"
. Primeurs presentation of 2011 vintage at the Salle des Dominicains in Saint Emilion from 2 to 5 April
. « Les Etampes » primeurs tasting of 2011 vintage by the oenology laboratory Duclos-Pauquet-Toutoundji at Château Haut Sarpe in Saint-Christophe-des-Bardes
. Press presentation of 2011 vintage at the Salle Pleyel in Paris
. 95/100 for 09 vintage on Wineinsiders.com
. Selection for the second year running of 08 vintage among the 45 Bordeaux wines having the best quality-price ratio in United States
. 08 vintage selected by Jean-Michel Deluc, ex-Chef sommelier of Hôtel Ritz, for the November selection of the Petit Ballon
. Bettane & Desseauve tested for the magazine « Terre de Vins » the best Saint Emilion Grand Cru who are knocking on the door of the Grand Cru Classé, amongst which was our 09 vintage: “This outsider made it: full on the palate, fine notes of wood, still powerful tannins but already well-integrated. Fullbodied, in perfect accordance with the appellation but in its upper echelons"
. Selection of 08 vintage in the Special Wine Dossier of Nouvel Observateur and Challenge magazines: “ Treat of red fruit, fresh and crunchy fruit on the palate, mastered extraction, soft tannins: a delicious merlot (90%) you can enjoy right now or leave in the cellar a couple of years”
. Quotation of 09 vintage in the “Guide d’achat de vins 2012 pour les nuls”: This property is surfing in a brilliant way on a vintage of anthology : the smoothness of the silk even before the bottling, a fruit (blackcurrant) which explodes in the mouth which is a good omen for the future. Because the magic of 2009 is underway working, you can already enjoy this Grand Cru next Christmas”
. Development of the new visual identity of Château Béard La Chapelle
. Winemaker of the Month www.cavusvinifera.com
. Winemaker of the Month www.vinogusto.com