Archive for April, 2010

Last weeks Bordeaux 2009 activity, Olivier Leflaive 09′s and Edouard Moueix Tasting Dinner

  A quick update following the first week of releases (not many of them!). Last Tuesday saw d’Angludet out at £219, demand seemed steady, it’s a wine that tasted well this year and has a good following. The other three wines we offered last week were all quite different “beasts” –...
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Clos de Tart Masterclass

Although all the talk at the moment is about Bordeaux 2009, that was put to one side last night for a magnificent feast of fine red Burgundy. The burgundy in question was Clos de Tart, the magnificent monopole grand cru from Morey-St-Denis. 70 burgundophiles gathered in Forbes House in Belgravia...
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Azura, Plain Sailing

It was finally time to pack the bags, DJ and passports, jump in the car and head down to Southampton clutching a very impressive looking invitation. We were on our way to the naming ceremony and gala dinner for P&O’s latest unveiling. The Azura is the newest...
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Bordeaux 2009 day 7…the end in sight

So, the final push is on. After a disastrous performance in the hotel inter merchant pool tournament last night it was actions stations to get packed, checked out and up to St-Emilion for a 9.15 appointment at Cheval-Blanc. Yet again some formula 1 inspired driving from Helen got us there with...
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Bordeaux 2009 day 6…UGC, Lafite and Sweeties

We woke to torrential rain that was to be with us for the entire day. Lafite was first up. Very difficult to assess on this showing but, given the incredible demand for these wines, what they taste like seems to be almost secondary to anything else. Suffice to say that the...
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