Thursday, I had lunch with the technical staff of Ducru Beaucaillou and Mr Bruno Borie and tasted the wines from 2007: Lalande Borie, with bright fruit and indisputable ripeness, La Croix de Beaucaillou which tends to be one of the best second wines from Bordeaux, and of course, the success in this 2007 vintage will be obvious for everyone, it is, of course the great wine from this Chateau: Ducru Beaucaillou, which is now at the top of what is now called Super Seconds: powerful with finesse, a signature for Saint Julien, with pure aromas. These 3 wines show what a good vintage is, and prove that the team didn’t slack in August 2007!
Following, we ate a great meal with appetite (this table has a reputation) and especially drank well… We started with a delicious white, Clusel Roch Viognier 2005 in Condrieu (apricot, peach) followed by a series of Ducru Beaucaillou. I loved the 2003.
What a great job to be a wine merchant where our practical work consists in checking out with a glass if the product we are selling is good!
Today, on the web an article on self-taught people (in French) was published on the journaldunet.com as well as an interview on Jancis Robinson’s site.