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Archive for April 2016

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Château CitranI was in London yesterday for an annual Bordeaux tasting. An inexplicably conjoined, loose affiliation of diverse châteaux come together each year to show three or four vintages of their wines, to include the new primeurs harvest. On offer were the 2015, 2014, 2013 and…
The tasting room at Château Barde Haut with St Emilion vineyards beyondFirst and foremost, I have to state that there are a great many worse places to find oneself on a wet Thursday morning than in the company of Denis Durantou tasting a line-up of his wines. But anyway, I am getting ahead of …
The tasting room at my first stop this morning: La Mission Haut BrionToday's diary didn't really work on paper so I decided to tweak it as per last year. My appointment at Chateau La  Mission Haut Brion was scheduled for 11am and it's always a long visit (of which more in a sec). Abiding by tha…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
05 April 2016
Display at Chateau du TertreThe weather's done a complete volte face today, deciding morning time is overcast time, threatening precipitation, then finally clearing into blue skies and bright sunshine.A busy day: lots to taste and a fair amount of travelling. I headed north to catch the Union des Gr…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
04 April 2016
Cos d'Estournel from the terrace outside the tasting room at LafiteFresh is not a word to describe the condition in which I find myself sitting here in my hotel room in downtown Bordeaux having just wrestled with Bordeaux rush hour traffic for the last two-and-a-half hours. Fresh is, however, an en…
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