Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Larrivet Haut Brion hosts UGC

Last Friday, I attended the the general assembly for Union des Grands Crus, where I represented Chateau La Dominique. It took place at Château Larrivet Haut Brion in Graves. Most, if not all, the owners and representatives from all the chateaux belonging to this prestigious club were present. In addition to friendship and work, this event gave us the opportunity to talk, meet and learn about future events.

A bit of good news: the Bachelot law gives a bit of support for export, and the quality of the 2008 vintage, which is starting to be recognized.

Château Larrivet Haut Brion’s warm welcome gave me the opportunity to visit the property. The equipment was top notch and the cellar was so clean that you could almost eat off the floor. The investment for upgrading was not made to show-off but to produce high quality wine, and this is a good thing.
During the meal, we drank a dozen of wines including one that I particularly liked, Chateau Cos Labory 2004, delicious, modern in my opinion and with a great price compared to Chateau Pichon Longueville Baron 2001, which was very Medoc, subdued as opposed to Chateau Petit Village 2001, a very truffled Merlot from Pomerol.

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