Bordeaux En-Primeur tastings 2012
Here is a short album of my Bordeaux visit in early May 2012. Not only did I taste the latest 2011 Bordeaux vintage, but also visit many chateaux, speak to their owners as well as taste as many wines as possible. Each chateau prepares a sample of their envisaged release for the critics and merchants to taste. Here is a summary of how the system works from my 2011 Bordeaux visit. Click on each picture for a short discription… See my vintage report here Roland
Pallets of Petrus
Raphael Malago and myself infront of Chateau Margaux
A horse at Domaine de Chevalier
Chateau Lafon Rochet in St Estephe
Chateau Leoville Las Cases in Saint Julien
Chateau Pichon Baron Longueville in Pauillac
The gravel at Pichon Baron in Pauillac
- The new cellar at Cheval Blanc remind you of Gucci?
The roof of Cheval Blanc
Inside Cheval Blanc
Chateau Ausone, vines growing on the cellar?
The tiny cellar of Ausone. This was my favourite wine of 2011!
The walkway at Cos d'Estournel
Bottle cellar at Cos d'Estournel back to 1865!
The 2011 release of Chateau Yquem. A great vintage for the sweets
A Rainbow over the Gironde river on the last day in Bordeaux
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