A tasting was organized at my home for the Swedish magazine: Livets Goda, with Mr Anders Enquist ( it reminds me successful books), his photographer and Andreas Larsson.
Theme : 2008 in Bordeaux
Valandraud, Virginie de Valandraud, Bel Air Ouÿ, Clos du Beau Père, Domaine des Sabines, Bellevue de Tayac, Bad Boy, Domaine Virginie Thunevin, Fleur Cardinale, La Dominique, Sansonnet, Beau Soleil.
2008 are the great values today in Bordeaux: great wines sold at a decent price, except for the 20 or 30 icons.
The wines taste good now, even if, like La Dominique, they are still closed following their bottling. La Dominique 2006 and 2007 had, in the same period, similar characteristics being shut and today, they are delicious. Leave time make its magic, which we don’t have today, especially for Bordeaux who are made to be good for a long time.
With our meal, we drank Bad Girl (2008) and Jacquesson 731, the Blancs de Valandraud 1 and 2 and following, blind:
Pingus 2007 and Valandraud 2007
Latricière Chambertin from Dominique Laurent 1999 and Valandraud 1999
Harlan 1998 and Valandraud 1998
At the end, we had our Fine Bordeaux which was inspired by Andreas Larsson.
Another journalist: Mario Scheuermann wrote a good comment on Bellevue La Randée 2009 and our German distributor. Thank you.