Grapes and People – the final pieces of the Bordeaux jigsaw

Our final morning in Bordeaux took us to Graves.  This was a great opportunity to consider  two more ingredients that are fundamental to this region – the grapes and the people. Obviously I’ve been mentioning grapes throughout the previous posts, but this was a nice opportunity to understand properly the four principle grape varieties that …

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D’Yquemistry de rot

Clever title, no?  A group decision on the coach, though I’m not sure many people were hoping for a detailed chemistry lesson, and luckily Tim wasn’t planning on delivering one. We drove south along the toll road through Graves, spotting the odd vineyard among patches of woodland and maize fields.  Our overview of ‘Noble Rot’/’Pourriture …

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Tim at Chateau d'Yquem

Return to d’Yquem

A stunning contrast was in store as we headed south of Bordeaux into the Graves, and more specifically into the famous areas of Sauternes and Barsac. This was a day of superb wines, fabulous historic buildings, a sublime fish lunch and an opportunity to experience at first hand the legendary Chateau d’Yquem and the sublime …

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Bordeaux Wine Tour 2019 Chateau Giscours

Return to Bordeaux

Our first Bordeaux tour of 2019 has begun and a monumental day got us off to a cracking start. From Bordeaux airport, we headed north into the Medoc and our first port of call was the famous and historic Chateau Giscours. Classified as a Third Growth in the 1855 Classification, Giscours has had a chequered …

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