Wine Legend : Brunello di Montalcino Biondi Santi

At the same level with Romanée-Conti and Petrus, Brunello di Montalcino and its little brother, Rosso di Montalcino, have a history that goes back to the 19th century, when Clemente Santi was the first Italianwinemaker to vinify the Sangiovese grape as such. His ambition: to produce a red wine for aging that could rival the […]

Wine Legend: Verite’ Le Désir

Le Désir is a Cabernet Franc-based blend, which gives exotic aromas and a pronounced minerality, .  This elegant and fine wine has a quiet strength at first that needs time to reveal all its delicate and mysterious layers. To tell you a little more about this exceptional wine, let’s focus on the 2013 vintage. In […]

Wine Legend : Billecart-Salmon Le Clos ST-Hilaire, Brut Nature 2002

For the wine legend of the day, we present you a prestigious champagne: “Le Clos Saint-Hilaire Brut 2002 from the Champagne house Billecart-Salmon.  This exceptional vintage, made of 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noir) is elaborated from a one hectare plot of old Pinot Noir vines planted in 1964 and located in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, in Champagne […]

WINE LEGEND : Château Clerc Milon Pauillac (Grand Cru Classé) 2005.

For the wine legend of today, we opened the doors of our private collection to make you discover one of our favorite wines : Château Clerc Milon Pauillac (Grand Cru Classé) 2005.  Having become one of the most sought-after crus of the Médoc, Château Clerc Milon has acquired a nobility and richness comparable to that […]

WINE LEGEND : Roagna Montefico Barbaresco Vecchie Viti 2009

This week, in our Wine Legend post, we will discover an intense and structured red wine, directly from Piemonte, Italy. Grown on one of the oldest wineries in Barbaresco, Roagna continues to use traditional viticulture methods to produce, among other things, this wonderful Montefico Barbaresco Vecchie Viti from 2009.  The Roagna family, specialized in high […]

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 […]

WINE LEGEND : Calon Ségur

Eager to know more about the prize of the Eleanor Blind Tasting Challenge? Calon Ségur is anchored in the deepest part of Bordeaux history. The Château is located in Saint-Estèphe, it owes its name to the fact that in the past the commune was called “Calones” before being called Saint-Estèphe-de-Calon. The geographical location and the […]