Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wine Travel: T-Edward trip to Bordeaux 09.17.08 to 09.21.08 (4th part)

Friday 09.19.08

I forgot to mention that in the morning before visiting Chateau La Dominique, we went to Jean-Luc Thunevin's Negociant company warehouse in Saint-Magne de Castillon, which was a very good way for us to understand how Jean-Luc's company works. It was an interesting visit that allow us to see many cases of great wines from Bordeaux, but also from italy and Spain, ready to be shipped around the world.  


After Chateau La Dominique, we came back in the heart of the village of Saint-Emilion to have lunch at Logis de la Cadenne, a lovely bistro with terrace with one of the best grilled beef on vine shouts in Saint-Emilion (Bavette ou Entrecote a l'echalotte grillee sur sarments de vignes). 

We tasted with the lunch:

2001 Chateau la Clotte Saint-Emilion
Suggested retail price $45-$55

Floral, rose petal, touch of forest floor, leather, light hints of spice with bright red raspberry, cherry fruit. Slightly restraint, it was a bit tight and tannic but the food helped to round up some of the angles.  

and also:

2004 Chateau La Fleur Cardinale Saint-Emilion 
Suggested retail price $45-$55

Very expressive nose of blackberry, ripe raspberry, with hints of leather, licorice, spice. The palate is quite soft and tamed with a good texture and a good structure. Overall very enjoyable and quite open for a 2004 vintage with less tight tannins than I expected. 

We then headed to Pomerol to visit ex- Chateau Vieux Chateau Bourgneuf  renamed "Le Clos du Beau-Pere". 

To be continued...


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