Pomerol Bordeaux Primeurs 2011

My favorite wines from the UGC tasting at Beauregard - Château Beauregard; Silky smooth and elegant. Blackcurrant and cream. Château Clinet; Blackcurrant and almond stones, exotic notes of coconut. Very intense nose. Thick sweet and velvet on the palate with notes of sour cherry and freshness. Long finish. Château Gazin;  Sweet cassis perfume after agitation. Cherry … Continue reading Pomerol Bordeaux Primeurs 2011

Second Wines from Top Bordeaux Chateaux: verdict

I meet every month or two with a group of women who work in and around the Bordeaux Wine Trade (yes they do exist in this male dominated domain)  for a convivial wine tasting. Round at someone's house, a few bites to eat and a tasting that runs along the lines of; each person brings … Continue reading Second Wines from Top Bordeaux Chateaux: verdict

2005 Bordeaux – Union de Grand Cru Tasting

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

Jean-Claude Berrouet, Master Winemaker at Chateau Petrus

Jean-Claude Berrouet has recently retired from making wine for Moueix after forty four vintages - having been responsable for Petrus, Madelaine and Trotanoy amongst other Right Bank stars. He spent an afternoon talking to us on how he sees nature's role in making fine wines - as he confessed ' Je suis un amoureux de … Continue reading Jean-Claude Berrouet, Master Winemaker at Chateau Petrus