Thursday, December 17, 2009

Médoc visit

A Bordeaux broker organized a visit of a good Cru Bourgeois in Saint Estèphe in the Medoc to meet the owners, taste their wines and possibly develop a business relationship.
Medoc is far from Saint Emilion, and Saint Estèphe is the farthest of Medoc’s “noble” appellations when travelling from Saint Emilion, via Bordeaux. The cellar we visited was not top, but the wines tasted, 10 vintages, were good, pleasant and without this touch of austerity which is common in this area where wines are often closed and austere. For a few years, wines from Saint Estèphe are becoming sexier, perhaps due to global warming and the work of consultants oenologists, trade organizations, etc… In any case, the wines are good with a quality price ratio people are looking for.
We then had a family lunch with the parents and children and drank a nice bottle of 2003 and 1998. We will have the pleasure to present the wines from this chateau during the en primeur campaign in March 2010.

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