Great weather today.. a few phones calls from friends arriving….
Just have to recover from last night:
Tour around Bordeaux center: Allées de tourny with » les épicuriales », old streets very busy too.
A quick bite to eat at « Le Bouchon Bordelais de Frédéric Vigouroux« ;
a glass of white from the Despagne family my starter: snails as his grand-mére used to prepare them… Great ! then a beautiful piece of lamb and a Listrac 2004…
Went to meet some friends at » LE WINE BAR » and Yannick the Chef from a very good italian restaurant » la Toscane « was there: One bottle of still chardonnay from « Champagne Giraud ».. excellent stuff, very mineral, superbe after diner !…then a bottle of Amarone Tomaso Bussola TB 2001…outstanding.. and then a bottle of the basic Champagne from Giraud and also the one from their mid range….. just before leaving… a Moscato di Pantelleria from « Zi Star »: De Bartoli BUKKURAM.. My friend bought it through internet in Italy, as the french importer has got silly prices !… talk, talk, talk.. 4.am….. went to bed.
10.00 am delivery and visit of customers….life !
2.00 pm Great tasting at Chateau Siaurac in Lalande de Pomerol ( http://www.baronneguichard.com ) organised by « L’A grappe » or « La Grappe »…
Met the owners: Paul and Aline Goldsmith, particularly welcoming…….
Saw Stephane Derenoncourt with Christine his wife….. tasted a good dozen of wines.. very interesting turkish white and reds madeby a company producing 18 millions bottles ( 20% export…) and gorgious 2004 Le Pin Beausoleil !!!
– Le Pin Beausoleil 2004 Bordeaux – Okuzgozu 2008 Turkey – Vray Croix de Gay 2008 Pomerol.
Tonight a little rest.. a few tastings and meeting tomorrow !
Bona nit.. good night !