Tue 18 Dec 2012

Bordeaux In December

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Bordeaux-In-December-224x300Day two of my trip and the forecast rain has arrived, but the centre of Bordeaux is still glittering, with extravagant Christmas lights and smart shops not yet tempted into sale time. Not as lovely as the heart of London’s West End though, where I was for a tasting last week; and the Christmas market, bang in the centre on the Place Tourny, is not as charming as one in Winchester (Hants) visited a few weekends ago. The UK does its traditions well.

The stall holders here will not be quite as cold today, at least. As I strolled through from the car park yesterday many of them already looked positively blue and had a long evening ahead of them. Plenty of mulled wine, and customers (some children are already on holiday) around to cheer them up, however.

Day two of this trip is an important one, aiming to settle on the 2012 blend of The Society’s Bordeaux Sauvignon. Yesterday’s bright clear conditions would have been better, but if yesterday’s tasting at the Cave de Rauzan, looking at potential building blocks for the 2012 Château La Perriere, is anything to go by, there should be plenty of good material to work with.

Jo Locke MW
Society Buyer

Categories : Bordeaux, France

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