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Le Pin Barrel Tasting, La Conseillante, Vieux Chateau Certan in Pomerol

An amazing day in Pomerol Friday, June 20 The day started at La Conseillante with Jean-Michel Laporte for a look at the three current vintages and a taste of the second Bordeaux wine of La Conseillante, Duo, produced for the first time in 2007.  It was interesting comparing 2006 La Conseillante with 2005. 2005 is

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St. Emilion wine tasting Clos Fourtet, Clos St. Martin, Troplong Mondot

Clos Fourtet, Clos St. Martin, Troplong Mondot and L’Ami Louis in Bordeaux! Thursday June 19 This morning is a picture perfect day in the vineyards. The sun is shining and it is already hot at 9 in the morning. Tomorrow, and the next day it is going to get even better. What could be better right

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Wine Tasting at Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton and Valandraud

Wine Tasting at Chateau Latour, Chateau Mouton and Valandraud

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Cos d’Estournel for Oysters with Sauternes, Palmer for a Vertical

Tuesday June 17, 2008 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Chateau Palmer, Chateau Cos d’Estournel for Oysters with Sauternes at the home of Jean Guilllaume Prats  It’s cool and rainy for June. Flowering is uneven. In some places this process is taking place later than growers would prefer. But for most vintners it is almost complete. This

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Lynched at Lynch Bages, lunched at Ducru, tasted at Margaux, Pichon

Monday, June 16, 2008 I got Lynched, lunched at Ducru and tasted at Margaux & Pichon Baron It’s been cool and rainy for June.  Flowering is uneven in some places and is taking place later than growers would prefer. This does not mean quality cannot be great. Far from it. An imperfect fruit set will

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Pontet Canet 1945, 1959 Chateau Pontet Canet and more decadence!

Late to bed, early to rise and dinner at Pontet Canet Sunday June 15, 2008 There is only one direct flight from Stockholm to Bordeaux each day. It leaves at 6:55 in the morning.  Normally, I’m an early riser. So taking a flight before 7am is no problem. But after hanging with Andreas Larsson all

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