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Chateau Haut-Monplaisir 2006 in Wine Enthusiast

The popular Chateau Haut-Monplaisir Prestige 2006 Malbec from Cahors is set to become even more so. 
It has just been reviewed by Wine Enthusiast magazine and awarded 90 points. "Lightly perfumed, the wine then shows elegant concentration. It has ripe vibrant fruit, but this is rounded by the finely judged wood. Over the fruit there is a suave layer of wood, giving a wine that has aging potential." 
Chateau Haut-Monplasir was hailed as "one of the best producers in Cahors"
This excellent wine can be found on this link. Trade price is available on application via

DiscoverVin Country Style

The following is reproduced from the August 2015 edition of Country Style magazine...

Chateau Haut-Monplaisir Prestige Malbec 2006 can be found here . It recently was awarded 90 points by Wine Spectator magazine. 

Undervalued French Appellations

This week we are highlighting wines from a recent article in Forbes magazine about "appellations that are under-valued". Per and Britt Karlsson wrote "France makes some of the world’s most expensive wines. But it also makes some much more modestly priced wines. It is a fantastic source for value for money in wine, provided you know where to look. Here I have selected five wines that in general I would consider to be under-valued and that are definitely worth trying."

The 5 regions/styles were LanguedocCahors- frequently referred to as a region "renewed" or "on the rise". See more here.Jurançon sec- known for its dessert wines but the dry whites are receiving much attention awards in international shows. We work with 2 of the best producers (Domaine Bellegarde, an organic producer and Chateau Jolys )Loire Chenin BlancBordeaux- Karlrson : "I am of course not thinking of the Big Names, the ones that you may have read about in the “primeurs” repo…

Vinexpo news and insights

We wish that everyone who loves wine, gets to walk the red carpet at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, at least once in their life. It is pretty amazing to glide to a stop on the glass tram then step out on to - what 500 m or so?- of floating pontoon/red carpet, and to arrive in the massive convention space. This was our third Vinexpo and it was still exciting to meet suppliers and try new vintages and look at new products.

The Vinexpo stats are pretty impressive. about 2350 exhibitors from 42 countries- a conspicuous absence of oz producers one would have to say.close to 50,000 visitors- down a little on 2013 but exhibitors commented on a higher "quality" of visitors and more deals done and more optimism generally compared to 2013. Foreigners made up 36% of visitors with China, USA, Spain and Italy leading the way.some new innovations including Digizone where digital/social marketing innovations were a focus, there was a Vinexpo mobile app and One2Wine- a digital meeting booking system.…