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Above - I've always thought that Chateau Olivier looks like it must be one of the oldest in Bordeaux.Well, today's been quite an undertaking. No great hurry first thing. Whatever I did, my last appointment was to be 17h30 at Haut-Brion and the Pessac-Leognan tastingthat required attention beforehand…
Above, the Margaux tasting at Chateau Labegorce and what better thing to add to a room crowded with focussed wine tasters than a tripping hazard in the form of piles of super-sized kindling?Day two in the Medoc started early, but I am happy to say that it commenced after a suitably lengthy period of…
What is it with France? So often I have trouble sleeping and last night was no exception, with me waking at 04h05 and alternately punching my pillow in the darkness and reading my book until about six o'clock, when I fell into a deep sleep only to have my alarm wake me shortly thereafter. So, showe…
Posted in by Caspar Bowes
20 February 2013
The picture above is a reminder that the primeurs tastings in Bordeaux loom large (the photograph is of Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte) and I anticipate tasting a great many delicious wines in most of the region's communes, plus the usual disfunctional bunch of try-too-hards who seem largely …
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