Thursday, June 25, 2015

Domaine d'EUGENIE -- 2012s tasted from bottle (Vosne-Romanée)

Francçois Pinault, one of France’s, and indeed the world’s,s wealthiest individuals, acquired Domaine René Engel in 2006 in the wake of the tragically premature death of Philippe Engel. It was the first significant movement of ultra-rich outsiders into Burgundy in modern times, and was followed more recently by the purchase of Domaine des Lambrays by Pinault’s arch-rival, Bernard Arnault.

Pinault renamed the Engel estate Domaine d’Eugénie and entrusted its management to Frédéric Engel, president of Pinault’s great Pauillac property, Château Latour. (Continue reading here.)