Here we go : the Association of Saint Emilion classified growth’s tasting, organized for their members, gives the opportunity to set the standard for future official tastings: Fleur Cardinale and La Dominique seemed to have been well received, if I believe Rémi, Pierre, Guillaume and Jean Philippe. However, they are directly involved, so we will see in the next few days if Fleur Cardinale and La Dominique are fairing so well and get good notes.
During that time, I went to Chateau Carbonnieux to participate to the general assembly of the Commanderie du Bontemps du médoc, Graves and Sauternes. Along with the Union des Grands Crus, it is the best PR tool where I have been lucky to be included as the manager of Vignobles Fayat and Chateau Clément Pichon, our property Bellevue de Tayac and even Ets Thunevin, wine merchant. The opening of the Commanderie gives the opportunity to present the 3 facets of the wine industry: production, brokerage and wholesale.
In the Sud Ouest paper, I saw the place Sonia Dalmasso got during the last major contest where she represented the family property of our cellar master: Clos Dalmasso.
I also read that Haut Carles 2005 received a special mention in the February-March 2009 issue of Gault et Millau.