Thursday, 24 September 2009

This morning I get to taste the first line up of XV du President and Syrah de Folie reds and as you can see, the colour is already phenomenal!

Each bottle on the table represents a different fermentation vat and after tasting through all the samples, I can then write out the cellar work notes for the next couple of days until I can get back from Bordeaux to re-taste.

I arrived back from the Midi to meet Jean-Marc who has come from Rioja to taste the Sauvignon Blanc in the Bordeaux region of the Entre-Deux-Mers. When JMS is in town it is like a whirlwind! We have to visit and taste everything before he leaves for London early tomorrow morning, so little time but he always has time to pose!

We then go inside to taste all the Sauvignons that have finished the fermentation to decide what we do next.

Jean-Marc, Tony and I met up late this afternoon to go through all the wines currently in the Chai. Still early days but the quality is already beginning to show.


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