At the beginning of the week, a tasting with Jean Marc Quarin including a few wines from 2011, certain of it being a good vintage. Apart from 2 or 3, all of the wines were complete, ripe and more or less full bodied. I personally liked Chateau Bellevue La Randée, Domaine Virginie Thunevin and Chateau Vieux Poirier (organic). The prices for these three are respectively 6,00 , 10,00 and 7,00 euros!
In a more ambitious and more expensive selection were the excellent A Nos Amours, Clos Badon and Clos Romanile. For the whites Virginie de Valandraud is tasting very nicely.
The first comments of Jean Marc Quarin's 7 vintage tasting of Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Angelus and Pavie in Switzerland are available on his website.
Wednesday 5 Feb 2014