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

VINTAGE 2015 IS ENTERING A VERY IMPORTANT PERIOD RIGHT NOW!

2015 is well on the way to live up to an exceptional vintage every fifth year since 2000..... Read more here - http://www.greatbordeauxwines.com/harvests/harvest-2015 

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Recent addition concerning Chateau Profiles - LE PIN in Pomerol and CHEVAL BLANC in Saint-Emilion.

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Under Chateau Profiles, there is a description of the most important districts/communes in Bordeaux with facts, style of wines, combination with food and where to eat. Link - http://www.greatbordeauxwines.com/chateau-profiles/margaux  Please notice that this description can be accessed by clicking on every one of distrits/communes listed in drop-down menu.

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VINEXPO 2015

I came to Bordeaux for short stay between 11th and 16th June, visited Vinexpo on 14th and 15th June, and participated in gala dinners at Smith Haut Lafitte, Chateau Margaux and Domaine de Chevalier during my stay.

Dinner at Smith Haut Lafitte on Saturday the 13th June kickstarted the Vinexpo week with nice wines and food. More than 400 guests were invited to this dinner.

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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 settings. Woman on the right is Claire Dawson, press responsible at Crus Classes de Graves. It's me on the left. Olivier Bernard and his friends from Burgundy, Alsace, Rhone, Champagne and Porto and perfect arranging of the event by Anne Bernard, made this evening/night very special and one to remember.

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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.