Rhône Archive

Team Hong Kong in France – Tardieu-Laurent

It was a sunny and hot afternoon, just as the Météo had suggested, at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. We took the TGV straight down to Avignon, which was when we realised “I am in France, très bien!” Our schedule was very packed and as our flight had been...
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Bastien Tardieu drops into Hong Kong to meet the Team

2010 a great vintage……. Chateau Lafite 2010:  Production around 15,000-20,000 cases; Release price approx. £12,000 cs/12* Côte Rotie Tardieu-Laurent 2010:  Production around 400 cases; Release price (and the only price) @ £430 cs/12 *  Apologies for the vulgar attention grabbing (and somewhat simplified) headlines but I hoped to get your attention? Still reading right?!...
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Exclusive Interview with Michel and Bastien Tardieu from Tardieu-Laurent

We recently had Michel Tardieu and his son Bastien in the UK for a dinner at The Palm. Before this I did an interview with them both in our tasting room. Please excuse the awful Moustache (link to Movember blog here!) At the tasting / dinner the wines were: Tasting Côtes-du-Rhône, Guy Louis...
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C&B Expedition to Rhône

The metallic tone of my alarm clock rang at 3.30am to awake me from my slumber.  Usually a start this early would make me incredibly grumpy indeed (as colleagues at C&B would attest to) but this day was different.  Our destination was Marseille and more specifically the Rhône and our...
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Some Rhône 2007′s….and a bit of gossip

A lot of firms have done their Rhone 2007's and in many ways we have as we released the brilliant wines of Tardieu-Laurent last year....BUT we have managed to get together an offer of a number of superb producers with an eye to great drinking more that anything else....just taster...
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