Welcome to my Bordeaux website!

 

00Bordeaux has always been my favorite wine destination because of its many different styles.

I've visited Bordeaux many times - first trip took place in 1984, followed by trips in 1985 (during harvest), 1987, 1988, 1990 and 1993. Since 1995 I've visited Bordeaux every year in May/June, but twice in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 (visiting in March/April during primeur and in September/October during harvest).

In 2015, I've already visited Bordeaux twice, during primeur weeks and in June (Vinexpo), and plan to do third trip in September/October (harvest).

Since 2002 and starting with vintage 2001, I've participated every single year in Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux primeur tastings of new vintage for invited journalists in March/April.

My impressions and tasting notes from all the visits are continuosly published on the website plus impressions and tasting notes from events held in Copenhagen.

My website is independent, non-profit and it costs nothing to check it out. No advertisements and no sponsor.  Main purpose of this website is to share my impressions and TNs with fellow wine-lovers. Enjoy!

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  • Charles Chevallier, manager of Lafite in April 2014

  • Melanie Tesseron - Pontet Canet in March 2015

  • Sandrine Garbay - d'Yquem's cellarmaster - March 2015

  • Pretty ladies welcome you at Domaine de Chevalier - Ban des Vendanges in September 2013

  • 5th October 2010 at Palmer - enchanting young girl from Danish school (10th class) in Holstebro picks grapes. 2010 Palmer will be gorgeous ;-D

  • Denis Durantou - magician of L'Eglise Clinet, April 2014

  • Two magicians - on the left Jacques Guinaudeau (Lafleur) and on the right Francois Mitjaville (Tertre Roteboeuf) pictured in September 2011

  • Caroline Frey, proprietor of La Lagune - April 2015

  • Anne Cuvelier from Leoville Poyferre - March 2015

  • Olivier Bernard, owner of Domaine de Chevalier - March 2014

Latest news

Recent addition concerning Chateau Profiles - LE PIN in Pomerol

Chateau profile in the process of writing - CHEVAL BLANC in Saint-Emilion.

VINEXPO 2015

I was in Bordeaux between 11th and 16th June and participated in dinners at Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Margaux and Domaine de Chevalier. Visited also Vinexpo during two days.

2015 is well on the way to live up to an exceptional vintage every fifth year since 2000. United chorus of chateau owners told me about almost perfect flowering which finished in the beginning of June, copious, zero diseases and perfect weather. Only old Merlot had some minor problems. At the moment (mid-July), there hasn't been any significant weather outbreaks, except some heat-waves with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees Celsius. Bordeaux could use use some substantial amount of rain after these heatvawes. So everything is set for an exceptional vintage!

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Perfect flowering at Smith Haut Lafitte as seen on the 13th June 2015.

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480 invited guests (members of international press and several chateau owners) did feel very comfortable and honoured at Chateau Margaux on the 14th June to celebrate 200 years anniversary of architecture at Chateau Margaux and celebrate new cellar and other additions. Great atmosphere, beautiful surroundings, great view of the new architecture, excellent food and company and speeches. It was an unforgettable evening/night!

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Relaxed party at Domaine de Chevalier on 15th June 2015. Excellent one. Woman on the right is Claire Dawson, press responsible at Crus Classes de Graves. It's me on the left.

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Philippe Dhalluin, managing director of BPDR, welcomed me at the BPDR booth at Vinexpo and treated with line-up of 2014 barrel samples and later invitation to lunch with 1999 Mouton being served. Great hospitality. At same occasion, it was nice to learn to know other members of the staff at BPDR and their work.