Wine Producers

Ausone

Region: St Emilion
Estimated Annual Production:2,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (50%), Cabernet Franc (20%)
Ageing: Aged in new oak barrels for 24-27 months
Leading Vintages: 1929, 1976, 1982, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

 

 

 

 

Cheval Blanc

 

Region: St Emillion
Estimated Annual Production: 6,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Franc (66%), Merlot (33%), Malbec (1%)
Ageing: Aged in new oak barrels for 18 months for the grand vin
Leading Vintages: 1921, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1964, 1982, 1983, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Cos d’Estournel

 

Region: Saint-Estèphe
Estimated Annual Production: 17,000 to 30,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (10%)
Ageing: In barrels for 18 months
Leading Vintages: 1945, 1959, 1961, 1966, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004

 

 

 

 

Haut Brion

 

Region: Pessac Leognan
Estimated Annual Production: 10,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (20%)
Ageing: Aged in new oak barrels for 24-27 months
Leading Vintages: 1945, 1959, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005

 

 

 

 

Lafite Rothschild

 

Region: Pauillac
Estimated Annual Production: 15,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%)
Ageing: 18 to 20 months, including 100% new barrels
Leading Vintages: 1953, 1959, 1982, 1986, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005

 

 

 

 

Latour

 

Region: Pauillac
Estimated Annual Production: 18,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (15%), Cabernet Franc (3%) and Petit Verdot (2%)
Ageing: Aged in new barrels for 18 months
Leading Vintages: 1949, 1961, 1982, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005

 

 

 

 

Leoville Barton

 

Region: St Julien Estimated
Annual Production: 15,000 cases per annum
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (72%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (8%)
Ageing: 20 months in oak barrel
Leading Vintages: 1982, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2005

 

 

 

 

Leoville Las Cases

 

Region: St Julien Estimated
Annual Production: 45,000 cases
Grape Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (17%), Cabernet Franc (13%), Petit Verdot (3%)
Ageing: 18 months in barrel
Leading Vintages: 1982, 1986, 1995, 1996, 2000, and 2003

 

 

Margaux

 

Region: 12,000 cases
Estimated Annual Production:
12,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (20%), Cabernet Franc (2%) and Petit Verdot (3%)
Ageing: The wine is placed in new oak barrels for 18 months
Leading Vintages: 1928, 1953, 1990, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005

 

 

 

 

Montrose

 

Region: Saint Estephe
Estimated Annual Production: 19,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (5%) Ageing: 18-> 20 months in oak barrel
Leading Vintages: 1959, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2003, 2005

 

 

 

 

Mouton Rothschild

 

Region: Pauillac
Estimated Annual Production: 20,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (77%), Merlot (12%), Cabernet Franc (9%), PetitVerdot (2%)
Ageing: In 100% new barrels over 23-24 months
Leading Vintages: 1945, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1982, 1986, 2000, 2005, 2006

 

 

 

 

Palmer

 

Region: Margaux Estimated
Annual Production: 11,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (5%)
Ageing: 20-21 months in oak barrel
Leading Vintages: 1966, 1970, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1989, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005

 

 

 

 

Pavie

 

Region: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Estimated
Annual Production: 6,500 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (10%), Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc (30%)
Ageing: 18-24 months in 100% new French oak barrels
Leading Vintages: 1970, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005

 

 

 

 

Petrus

 

Region: Pomerol Estimated
Annual Production: 3,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Merlot (96%), Cabernet Franc (4%)
Ageing: 24 months in new oak
Leading Vintages: 1921, 1929, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949,1950, 1961, 1964, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Pichon Baron

 

Region: Pauillac Estimated
Annual Production: 20,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (75%), Merlot (24%), Petit Verdot (1%)
Ageing: 18-20 months in oak barrel
Leading Vintages: 1989, 1990, 2000, 2003 and 2005

 

 

 

 

Pichon Lalande

 

Region: Pauillac Estimated
Annual Production: 15,000 cases
Grape Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon (45%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc (12%), Petit Verdot (8%)
Ageing: 18 months in the barrels, of which 50% are new oak and 50% one year old oak
Leading Vintages: 1982, 1986, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2005