Great meal organized by the Wine Syndicate of Pomerol with the Hospitaliers de Pomerol for the Spring Festival June 9th, 2012 at Chateau La Croix. In addition to a great crowd, there should be a show put together by Eric Le Collen, a fine dinner supervised by Michel Guerard and good wine with 2008, 2005, 2001 and 1998 Pomerol. The 2008 Clos du Beau Pere will be served.
Next week, it will be the Jurade de Saint Emilion’s turn with the privilege to serve Clos Badon Thunevin to all the guests.
In the last issue of Decanter on 2012 Bordeaux, wine, people and stories, James Lawther, MW, wrote an article on Saint Emilion and its terroir and a brief comment on our sector of Saint Etienne de Lisse and its wines: Faugères, Pressac, Fleur Cardinale, Valandraud.
In Gault et Millau’s special issue on Bordeaux 2011 futures, written by Pierre Guigui, he wrote the following comment on Valandraud 2011, rated 18.5, in other words the same note as the top 7 wines:
“It touches the sublime. This vintage is a great achievement, even a masterly demonstration of their knowledge. It is dense and deep, fully balanced, with a crunchy and really fine structure”
Also well noted, Clos Badon Thunevin with 16 “Dense and delicious softness expressing luscious fruit with undertones of blueberries lifted by licorice and violet”, which allows him to play on par with many classified growths of St. Emilion