With the increase in the number of tourists to Bordeaux (coming increasingly by cruise liner - around 50 come into the city’s port each year or since last July the TGV from Paris in just over 2 hours), the region’s wine châteaux have begun to open their doors (and kitchens) and offer a range of … Continue reading Bordeaux’s Wine (and Food) Châteaux – fancy a little something with your glass of wine?
Last week Bordeaux played host to a group of fifteen women winemakers and vineyard owners from the Napa Valley including Heidi Barrett the winemaker for the cult wine Screaming Eagle. It was infact the return trip of a group of 'women in wine'from Bordeaux who visited the most coveted new world vineyard in January of … Continue reading Napa Women Winemakers exchange with Bordeaux
The third edition 'Le Weekend des Grands Amateurs' Bordeaux on 17th May What a wonderful relaxed tasting which just goes to show how open Bordeaux is becoming. The members of the Union des Grands Crus are used to this though showing their wines, chatting about the vintages and the breakdown of grape varieties in that … Continue reading 2005 Bordeaux – Union de Grand Cru Tasting
2007 Chateau Sigalas Rabaud, Premier Cru Classe Pale gold with peaches and apricots, vanilla notes , honey and light butterscotch, citrus and honeysuckle. Complexity of flavours with wonderful freshness and purity of fruit flavor. Beautiful balance. Restrained and elegant with a very long finish. It is a shame that sweet wines do not have more … Continue reading 2007 Sauternes: Tasting Nectar straight from the barrel