Tag: Bordeaux

Four days of harvesting at Ch. Giscours; the start of 2012!

Stepping out of Bordeaux airport, I was greeted by a clear blue sky, heat and a gentle breeze. With a suitcase full of jumpers and a pair of wellies, I started to feel rather foolish and relieved. Foolish for not expecting the wonderful French autumn weather and forgetting my t-shirts at home and relieved that […]

The 2012 St Emilion Classification

On Friday 7th September INAO (Institut National des Appellations d’Origine) announced the new classification for St Emilion. The classification is revised every ten years to encourage producers to retain their top position by the quality of their wines. As estates can be downgraded as well as upgraded, the classification has a controversial history and was […]

2011 – A Portfolio of Perfect Wines

Ending Wednesday evening with a tasting at the most consistent First Growth of recent times, Ch. Latour, was a great experience in their modern tasting facility – a stark contrast to many of the other more traditional rooms we had experienced earlier in the day.  Very much within the context of 2011, the Les Forts […]

2011 – Day 4 in Bordeaux

Another overcast and gloomy morning greeted us as we jumped aboard our minibus to start tasting on Wednesday and we were still buzzing after a wonderful evening spent tasting at Ch. Palmer with Thomas Duroux and Bernard de Laage. The dark, grey skies followed us all the way to Pauillac and our first stop of […]