Here is the recount of this excellent sweet wine year of 2016 direct from Château Climens itself, my favorite Barsac, 100% Sémillon and biodynamic! Can visit and taste too (20€pp), for tasting of 4 vintages (60€pp) or a food and wine partnered lunch (180€pp, 6 to 14 people Michelin restaurant Darroze). http://www.chateau-climens.fr #climens Spring 2016 : … Continue reading Join Climens (Grand Cru Classé, Barsac) through their 2016 Harvest
With minuscule yields, astronomical picking costs, and falling prices the sums do not add up for many of the small independent producers of sweet Bordeaux, particularly when traditional demand for their wine is down. The legendary sweet wines of Bordeaux, produced by the magical noble rot, were heralded in the past as some of the … Continue reading Sweet Bordeaux – Time for a Resurgence?
Gonzague Lurton explains his decision to transfer his second growth Margaux property, Durfort Vivens into 100% organic production by harvest of 2013. He started the process in 2009 on only 20% of production and has seen some interesting changes such as thicker foilage http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2012/11/durfort-vivens-to-become-100-biodynamic/
This en primeur game is quite a laugh- thunderbirds! Parker was not too complimentary about the 2007 vintage but said it was better than what he expected and only awarded 100 points to two wines, both white and both my favorites agreeing that the whites were the overall winers this year; Haut Brion Blanc and Pape-Clement … Continue reading Parker agrees with Lady Penelope