Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Swedish trip with our agent and Andreas Larsson

Departure for Stockholm on February 2 via Paris. I traveled the Bordeaux –Paris portion with Ronan Laborde from Château Clinet.
The purpose of the trip to Stocholm was to attend an event organized by our agent at the beautiful restaurant Operakällaren located in the center of the city. The place and service were of the level of a 2 star Michelin; all that with a staff of 150 full time personnel, 100 seasonal, a fine dining restaurant, a bistro and even a night club.

In addition, they had a nice wine list with a few gems sold at a good price.

120 bottles were served for 60 people. Here, they don’t joke around, it’s rock solid work. I entertained the guest with my story, who savored my wines, all translated with the help of Andreas Larsson.

12 bottles of each wine were opened between 6:30 pm and 11:30 pm, then we finished with Fine Bordeaux from Valandraud and champagne…. We tasted:
2009 Blanc de Valandraud N° 2 as aperitif and with the meal
2006 and 2008 Blanc de Valandraud N° 1
2004 and 2008 3 de Valandraud, followed by 2005 Virginie de Valandraud (magnum) and 2007 (delicious) and to finish Valandraud 1998, 2006 and 2002.

For lunch and in the same restaurant, for 12 people, a very good meal with journalists, Andreas Larsson and our agents : 3 de Valandraud 2009, Bad Boy 2009, Valandraud 2008 and 2009, Thunevin-Calvet Les Dentelles 2007, Blanc de Valandraud 2009. In the morning, before lunch, we tasted with Béatrice and our great client of Constance 2008, Dentelles 2007, Bad Boy 2008, Clos Badon 2008, Valandraud 2009

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