Day 2 – The Médoc

Today we’ve (almost) completed our sweep through the Médoc 2007s. It’s been an up and down sort of day, and we feel we ‘understand’ the vintage much better than this time yesterday, so here are our observations. Firstly, some very rough generalisations. Overall, the 2007 vintage on the Médoc is lighter and generally slightly less […]

More from Day 1

This afternoon has seen us pay our first visit to the Graves, to taste the wines of Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion. These wines were unsurprisingly good, with La Mission the most obviously and immediately pleasurable but with Haut-Brion offering a very serious wine with enormous, long term, potential. Interestingly, the second wine of Haut-Brion is […]

Fun with Google Earth

[digg=http://digg.com/food_drink/Google_Earth_map_of_Bordeaux_s_chateaux]We’ve put together a Google Earth file with the locations of Bordeaux’s leading properties (plus some of our favourite smaller châteaux), so you can get a bird’s eye view of this fascinating region. If you’ve got Google Earth installed on your computer, just download the KML file and enjoy. If you don’t have Google Earth […]

Hidden Gems

It seems a little strange to follow Richard’s post on the extraordinary world of Bordeaux wines and their associated pomp and ceremony with a thought on slightly more ‘everyday’ wines, but I guess that, eventually, will be my point. The great thing about taking care (and seeking good advice) when buying wine is that you can […]