Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wednesday, April 4

We had fewer visitors in the morning, but it picked-up in the afternoon and the evening got a bit too busy to manage traffic with our visitor friends. We’re starting to feel tired from these 3 days, just a few days left and then, it will just be pre-arranged appointments.
More sommeliers, Swiss, Germans, Americans, bloggers, Vitisphère and an interview by Emily Porcher and her friend. Thierry Desseauve, who tasted a lot of wine and told me about new projects including possible new events in London, with the Grand Jury Europeen, Michel Rolland's book "the wine guru", fellow traders with their customers and some Bankers and lawyers!
In the evening, dinner with Russians with songs and drinks!
Buisson Charles 1er cru Goutte d'Or 2007 and Valandraud Blanc 2007: they guessed them. Following and more difficult to find, a vertical of 3-Marie Thunevin-Calvet 2008-2006-2005-2004; the Grenache is aging really well, the black peppery 2005 will be a reference. After, as I was stunned by the talent of the sommelier, Anton (best Russian sommelier), I served an impossible wine to guess, the world's rarest and highest rated by Parker for it had at least 370 points!
A blend of four vintages of Valandraud (2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009). The 2009 was the winner and this table wine blended four hours before the meal tasted very good. They all found that it was a right bank from Saint Emilion!
At the end, paired with chocolate and desserts, our Maury 2004 and to finish our Fine Bordeaux.

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