Get to know which are your favorite Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux – without breaking the bank

Are YOU ready to run a gustative Marathon? The 9th version of this wonderful tasting open to everyone takes place on Saturday 17th May. There are organised dinners that evening too at some of our most beautiful châteaux with a range of wines of older vintages from a good spread of top classed growths (not just the host château). Some are already sold out but some still have availability. Château Olivier is stunning and not far from Bordeaux. Transport is provided from central Bordeaux. The only problem is knowing how to pace yourself on this gustative Marathon with so many fine wines to appreciate!
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SIP WINE BLOG - Bordeaux plus

Yes very difficult these days but there is a way! Come to central Bordeaux on the 18th May, and you will have the chance to taste many grand cru classé wines including the excellent 2010 vintage and an older vintage of each of the 100 properties present. Pinpoint your favorite properties for when you have won the loto. ttp://ugcb.net/en/wgc This is the 8th weekend organised by Bordeaux’s Union des Grand Crus open to wine-lovers around the world.

Le vignoble Bordelais

Margaux: Château d’Angludet, Château Ferriere, Brane-Cantenac, Giscours, Lascombes, Rauzan-Segla

Pomerol: Château Clinet, Château La Pointe, Gazin, Beauregard, Petit-Village, La Conseillante….

Listrac: Château Fourcas Dupré….

Moulis: Château Chasse-Spleen…

Pauillac: Château Pichon Baron, Pichon Longueville, Clerc-Milon….

St Estephe: Château Phelan-Ségur, Lafon Rochet….

St Emilion: Château Beasejour Bécot, Clos Fourtet, Villemaurine, Troplong Mondot, Larcis Ducasse, Pavie Maquin….

Péssac-Léognan: Château Pape-Clémént, La Louviere, Haut Bailly, Malartic Lagraviere, Fieuzal, Smith Haut Lafitte

Sauternes, Barsac: Château Climens, Coutet, Sigalas-Rabaud…

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Bordeaux 2013: Cheapest vintage on the market, the only way to go

Making wine is not like making luxury handbags (LVMH would agree). Rather than notch up the production line, it is Mother Nature that rules. 2013 was a 'challenging ' year for everyone in Bordeaux. 2013 was one of the most expensive vintages to produce, high costs of inputs and labour against tiny yields. Producing a … Continue reading Bordeaux 2013: Cheapest vintage on the market, the only way to go

Bordeaux 2013 highlights the best terroir

After a morning of tasting the 2013 on the Right Bank my overriding impression is that this vintage is only good on the good terroir. It is also the vintage of Grand "famous architect's" wineries - Angelus, Montrose and La Dominique! Here are some of my favorites (I seemed to prefer St Emilion over Pomerol … Continue reading Bordeaux 2013 highlights the best terroir