Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cru Bourgeois !

Roger Pourteau who writes for Le Figaro issued today 3 pages of articles about the Médoc Cru Bourgeois classification, together with the complete official list of awarded 2010 growths.

There is an interview of Alliance des Crus Bourgeois' president, Frédéric de Luze from Château Paveil de Luze regarding this 3rd classification; there is also an article about Chateau Sénejac, the official list of all 260 Crus bourgeois châteaux including the 11 from Margaux, terroir is also scrutinized and -last but not least -  an article about our Chateau Bellevue de Tayac 2010 which is finally a Cru Bourgeois (I missed the classification for vintage 2008 and 2009  : I'm not very good with documentation and timing...). Vintage 2010 has just opened the door !
This is a great story when you realize that 2012 saw Valandraud upgraded to  First Classified Growth in Saint Emilion and Bellevue de Tayac upgraded to Cru Bourgeois in Margaux.
Who said Bordeaux was not up to change ?

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