Friday, March 18, 2011


The 2010 tasting started: the first tastings took place for “petits” Bordeaux, Blaye, Bourg, Castillon, and they are very good.

For lunch, we drank a bottle given to us by the owner of a store in Saint Emilion of a wine he raved about and which I didn’t know much about: Clos des Lunelles 2003 Côtes de Castillon, a very good wine indeed in this particular vintage. No traces of dryness or premature aging, but the truth is that the terroir of the former Lapeyronie is one of the very best in Castillon and it reminds me Jacques Luxey, Fred’s uncle, a bit of nostalgia... We miss you Jacques.

Since we were drinking a southern style vintage, I decided to open a 2001 Muntada from Gauby, very good with very fine tannins, no sign of aging, fresh, at least at noon, in the evening, the wine from Lunelle was still good, Muntada was a bit disturbed, with some gas.
In the afternoon, we tasted a few batches of Sabines and Clos du Beau Père 2010, good

In the evening we also had a tasting at Fleur Cardinale, the 2010 confirms that this is the best wine produced by the property since the Decoster family took over. Very rich and powerful, yet balanced with incredible fine tannins and acidity bringing incredible freshness, in addition the woods from new oak barrels is barely noticeable. This is a good sign, as if they needed some proof!

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