Cru Bourgeois: Finally, Château Bellevue de Tayac, was accepted! We could have gotten it before, but each time, we forgot a paper or a procedure because Margaux is far from Saint Emilion and we are already swamped with different procedures, control agencies... Bordeaux, Pomerol, Lalande de Pomerol, Saint Emilion and Margaux, all different. All this makes life more challenging!
This reward is welcome, 2010 is simply the best we made in this property we purchased in 2004 and the work to revamp it was finally completed this year.
I attended the General Assembly of the Commanderie du Bontemps du Médoc, Graves and Sauternes Barsac in the Chateau Carbonnieux. The reunion already had a holiday-like feeling; the sunny weather these past days put a smile on everybody’s face. After the meeting, we quickly went to Haut Bailly for a great lunch catered by Humblot, the wines served at the table: a good Cantelys 2006 white, owned by the Cathiard family - Daniel Cathiard who is a neighbor, came on his bike, which made us feel a bit, but explains his good shape - Phelan Segur 2004, a really nice surprise, the wine is nice and pleasing, then an excellent Haut Bailly 2002, a forgotten vintage even though there are some very good wines. And before, with dessert, Rieussec 2007 (I'm not sure it is the right vintage but it was also very good).
Some days, the life of wine-trader owner is really enjoyable. Then, quickly, we went to the Clos du Beau Pere in Pomerol for appointment with friends bankers (if that even exists) to talk about work and then, still at the Clos du Beau Pere, I met with Marilyn Johnson for an interview / portrait (?), I'm not sure but I'll see
In the evening, watching a news program on Canal Plus, I had a fine moment of relaxation and joy, thanks to the calming effects of Chateau Angelus! The art of living and taking your time drinking good wine with friends is a great way to promote our wines!