Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bordeaux blanc 2006

Bordeaux blanc 2006 :

We gad a tasting with Athanase Fakorellis our enologist in charge of the Blanc de Valandraud and Rémi Dalmasso, Barbara Engerer (who is now in charge of marketing for Propriétaires Associés, which includes our vineyards, those of Clément Fayat, Fleur Cardinale, Haut Carles), Murielle and myself.

The intend is to taste, to review our procedures and in passing check Parkers notes.
Monbousquet Blanc 2003 (90), followed by a whole series of 2006 Larrivet Haut Brion (89), Floridène (unfortunately not noted), Malartic Lagravière (94), Smith Haut Lafite (93), Pape Clément (98) and Blanc de Valandraud N°1 (not noted), and at the end Reynon 2008.
The reason I am not giving our opinion is that all these wines confirmed our choice in Thanos as a consultant. I am happy by the high quality of our wine, but it’s another story to get good notes!

After Parker, I must thank the Wine Spectator:

For Valandraud, Thunevin Bad Boy (Mauvais garçon) with 91 points, Clos Badon, Commanderie de Mazeyres, Fleur Cardinale, Virginie de Valandraud, Clos du Beau Père, Haut Carles, Marojallia, Bellevue de Tayac, Prieurs de la Commanderie and unfortunately a bad note for La Dominique.

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