Thursday, January 18, 2007


Yesterday morning, tasting of the 2005 with the people in charge of châteaux Prieurs de la Commanderie, Commanderie de Mazeyres, Closerie de Mazeyres, La Dominique and Saint Paul de Dominique.
All the batches showed again that the quality of the wines and the good work done in the properties will help us face future challenges.
In the afternoon, meeting with our bank officer at the BNP who proposed a smart way to finance our barrels.
Following, Caroline Shinohara and I received our friend and customer, Mr. Tokuoka to coordinate an important trip to Japan from February 5 until 15. An great number of sommeliers, professionals, journalists and customers are expecting us and our agenda will not allow us to take a moment to breathe. In the evening, dinner in our house with Mr Tokuoka, Caroline, Léo and Lucas Shinohara, Alain, Murielle and I. Again conversations around work and watched the film “Qui l’eût cru?” (who would have believed it?). We opened a bottle of Clos de Tart 1995 and 2 bottles (both corked and ending up in the sink) of the Cuvée du Papet 1995 du Mont Olivet, followed by a good Côte Rotie 2000 Domaine Jamet, a bit austere but pure. After, Valandraud 2004 to see how it tasted with food, and to finish, our Maury 2004 Calvet-Thunevin which impressed everyone.

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