WINE LEGEND : Château Latour 2010, Grand Cru Classé

Blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc, this Grand Cru Classé Château Latour 2010 has a deep, almost black robe with youthful purple tints. The aromas of flowers such as roses, violets and lilacs jump from the glass then turn to dark berries such as blueberries and blackberries. It’s full-bodied, with […]

WINE STUDENT : Claire, WSET level2 Award

My name is Claire.  In 2019 I started my WSET level 1 wines at Eleanor Wine Academy, pre-Covid-19.  The quality of the course and the knowledge of Vittoria was part of the reason that I instantly signed up for Level 2 having passed the exam.  My other reason was the social aspect of the course, […]

WINE LEGEND : Champagne Bollinger 2012

Champagne Bollinger 2012 is quite dry on the palate with flavours of pear, apple and lots of minerals. Leaves a nice smooth after-taste with pear coming out stronger than other flavours. The 2012 is a generous, full-bodied vintage, supported by a beautiful vivacity. The grapes come from about twenty villages in Champagne, mainly Aÿ and Verzenay […]

HIDDEN GEMS : Louis M.Martini 2016

Our Hidden Gems of the week is a bottle of Louis M.Martini 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. This wine is remarkable for its distinctly layered wine with notes of ripe dark plum, black currant and sage. Rich and full-bodied, this superbly balanced wine has an expansive mid-palate and an exceptionally long finish. Its refined […]

WINE TRAVEL: Focus on Jura, France

The Jura vineyard represents a wine-growing region located in the Jura in Franche-Comté, in France. It represents about 2000 hectares, one of the smallest vineyards in France. The wines produced come from different grape varieties related to the variety of soils and microclimates ideal for the production of white wines. The most widespread grape variety […]

Wine for The Festive Season: Chateau Musar White 2001🎄

The Chateau Musar white 2001 was produced from a blend of two grapes indigenous to Lebanon 🇱🇧: Obaideh and Merwah grapes (old Lebanese clones of Chardonnay and Sémillon), from ungrafted, low-yielding bush vines planted at high altitude⛰️.⠀ The White 2001 was fermented in French Nevers oak barrels for nine months, blended and bottled at the […]

OUR TEAM: Vittoria

Meet Vittoria, Director & WSET Certified Educator of Eleanor Wine Academy It was as a dreamy idea persisting in Vittoria’s mind while sipping Pinot Noir🍷in the Phillip island 🐧2 years ago. Once back to Amsterdam in July 2018, Vittoria discussed her project with Allard & Kristian, who embraced the idea with enthusiasm and trust💡. It […]

WINE STUDY: Oak Vessels

The vast majority of wooden vessels used in the winery for the fermentation and maturation are made from oak. Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine🍷. Oak vessels differ widely in their characteristics. There are four important factors to consider: 🔸Species and origin of oak🔸Size🔸Production of […]

WINE FACT: ACIDITY

🕵️‍♀️WHAT IS ACIDITY IN WINE❓ Want to see how acidic a wine is? Hold your mouth open after you sip👄. If you begin salivating 💦, your mouth is reacting to the acid🍋. The more saliva, the more acid.If a wine has a high acid level, it will have a low pH. High acid/low pH wines […]

OUR TEAM: Allard and Kristian

Meet Allard and Kristian, Managing Partners Eleanor Wine In the summer of 2005, Allard was overlooking the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte at the Terrace of Les Sources de Caudalie. Drinking from a bottle of their white wine, with the sun on his face, Allard had a sudden and striking realization of how great […]