2008 Bordeaux: Small Yields help with the quality

Yves Raymond of Chateau Saransot Dupre, Listrac, Haut Medoc comments on the recent 2008 harvest at his property in Listrac: "I have just finished the harvet and this year have very small yields - around 35 hectolitres per hectare. Thanks to this small quantity the quality will be at least equal to 2007 and perhaps even … Continue reading 2008 Bordeaux: Small Yields help with the quality

Tasting as a judge for the Guide Hachette

When the label is not enough, reach for a Wine Guide On Tuesday 15th January at Chateau Dillon at Blanquefort near Bordeaux, I was one of the 100 or so wine professionals each there to taste fifteen wines blind for the most famous French wine guide. One of three tasters at my table, I was accompanied by the cellar … Continue reading Tasting as a judge for the Guide Hachette