On Saturday, some of my employees, Murielle and I will start the 2009 primeur campaign for a group German, Austrian, Swiss, American and French journalists as well as some of our American, Swiss and Chinese clients.
It will be in occasion to return to our historical cellar in the heart of the town of Saint Emilion and have our lunches and dinners above the cellar where our barrels are stored. We won’t have anymore the easy access and comfortable parking space of Chateau La Dominique, where I hosted our event for the past few years.
This year, Mister Simon’s garage and large parking, our neighbor, which I just bought, will allow 20 cars from clients and journalists while they taste.
For your information, the town’s police department promised not to issue too many parking tickets, unless visitors park their cars in forbidden or awkward areas!
Our friends and exhibitors will hopefully, think of parking far enough to allow a maximum of parking places for visitors who come to taste our wines.
No need to remind you to taste and spit, as the police department has 0 tolerance for drivers who have more than 0.5 grams of alcohol in their blood. It is possible to rest at our place and wait for a taxi.
The first notes from the Wine Spectator are coming out with a maximum of 97-100! I am particularly happy of the 96-99 for Ducru-Beaucaillou, 95-98 for Pontet Canet, 93-96 for Domaine de Chevalier and 92-95 for Pichon Longueville Baron.