Saturday, March 26, 2011

Meals, wine and men

Tour des Termes (from Jean and Christophe Anney) : Marie Hélène, wine broker and owner of Château Tour des Termes, Cru Bourgeois from Saint Estèphe, was presenting a few vintages last Wednesday during lunch to some of my sales teams: Tour des Termes 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005 and 2003.
Saint Estèphe and Merlot can be a good marriage. The 2005 vintage is delicious today and this wine will definitely please our clients.

Thursday evening in Saint Emilion, Thomas Noël and his actor friend Esteban brought an Echezeaux 2007 Mongeard Mugneret, a modern delight, very much to our taste. I opened and served blind Echezeaux 2007 from Bruno de Saunay Bissey; more classic. 2 different schools and 2 great wines.
Prior, Valandraud Blanc 2009 which, served at cellar temperature, is not as sharp, fatter and reminded me the Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2010 I tasted at the l’UGC and liked very much!
At the end, Chiroulet Vent d’Hiver 2007, a Petit Manseng from the Fezas family, pure pleasure and the rest of the bottle of Deiss 2005 drunk the night before and which gained in balance, power and taste and shows that this wine should be able to be cellared for many years before showing its full potential.

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