The 1st meal Saturday took place at Château La Dominique and was organized for a small group of cardiologist from Bordeaux wine lovers and friends of Laurent Fayat. Visit of the property, tasting of the right bank wines from Clément Fayat: Prieurs de la Commanderie2001, Commanderie de Mazeyres 2003, La Dominique 2003, 2005 and 1998. Nice moment taken in my busy schedule. The quality and interest in wine of this group made the 5 hours spent fly.
All the wines tasted showed well and of course La Dominique 2005 equaled the best vintages of La Dominique like 1989. The dinning room is not yet finished but will be quite useful to showcase the Vignobles Fayat and particularly La Dominique which, considering its location and its prestigious neighbors is the best publicity than you can get from any ad campaigns to show the full potential of this cru.
Friday, we had lunch with our biggest and most loyal customer as well as a good friend, who distributes 75% of our wines in Japan, our 1st export market in terms of volume and revenue. This year, the USA are just starting to pass Japan, thanks to the work done by 3 of my collaborators and my frequent visits (4 trips this year, against 2 in Japan).
A little overview of my program in the next few weeks:
Tuesday 20: Tasting at Château de Carles
Wednesday 21: Meeting of the Alliance of the Crus Bourgeois in Château Clément Pichon
Tuesday 27: “Garagist” tasting organized by Panos Kakaviatos
Saturday, December 1st: Grand Tasting in the Carrousel du Louvre for La Commanderie de Mazeyres and the Cercle des Grands Vins de la Rive Droite
From 9 till 11: Sweden and Finland
Thursday 13: All day at Clément Pichon for VIPs from the Group Fayat
Saturday 15: Paris for a nice party