The Wine Region of Graves, time to be taken seriously

First published in the Gilbert & Gaillard magazine in 2013 (www.gilbertgaillard.com) Photos copyright Haut Bailly (except Dubourdieu) Graves, the birthplace of Bordeaux wines, is today overshadowed by Bordeaux's more powerful wine regions  of the Médoc , Pomerol and St Emilion. This has been caused by a number of setbacks in its recent history, but there … Continue reading The Wine Region of Graves, time to be taken seriously

Parker agrees with Lady Penelope

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

2007 Haut Brion: Whites win hands down but finesse with more Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds

2007 Haut Brion, First Growth, Pessac Leognan Haut Brion is one on its own. It is the only red first growth outside the Medoc and is located just on the outskirts on Bordeaux. It is always the first to be harvested due to its hot micro-climate and very gravelly soils. It is one of the … Continue reading 2007 Haut Brion: Whites win hands down but finesse with more Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds

Jean-Philippe Delmas; the third generation at Chateau Haut Brion

I remember that Haut Brion, Bollinger and Yquem were served at Berry Bros. & Rudd's 300th Anniversary Dinner in 1998, presented by (in same order) HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Ghislain de Montgolfier and the Comtes Alexandre de Lur Saluces. I think it was at the Ritz Hotel just around the corner from, where I worked at the time at … Continue reading Jean-Philippe Delmas; the third generation at Chateau Haut Brion