Archive for March, 2011

2010 Sauternes Tasting Tomorrow!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Well Steve has arrived in Bordeaux and our 2010 adventure has begun!  Tomorrow morning we are tasting all of the top 2010 and 2008 Sauternes alongside Neal Martin courtesy of Laure de Lambert des Granges at Chateau Sigalas Rabaud (see video preview below).  After that we have a lightning trip around Sauternes and Barsac taking in Chateau d’Yquem, Domaine de l’Alliance, Chateau Climens and finally Chateau Cantegril where we will taste a verticle selection of Denis Dubourdieu’s fantastic L’Extravagant de Doisy Daene – it’s a hard life!

We have already sneeked in small tastings at Clos Haut-Peyraguey, Sigalas Rabaud and Raymond Lafon which are very illuminating.  Videos for these and all the events tomorrow will go up on Saturday for your weekend viewing – Enjoy! Bill Blatch

Top 5 Sauternes – the Desert Island Selection

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Our 100 Top Sauternes offer has delighted many of you but also caused some confusion – how to choose from such an enormous selection!  This dilemma never happens in a typical supermarket or small wine shop where, if you are lucky, there is often only one wine to choose from.

So, to help anyone still racked with indecision we’ve done a video below in which I choose my top 5 Sauternes from the offer.  Why not find out which wines I’ve selected to accompany my Bible reading on my fictional desert island (or should that be dessert island?).

Remember all the wines have been stored in perfect conditions in Bordeaux ever since they were bottled and we will ship them to the UK for you in April/May.

To see my detailed tasting notes for every wine  and for links through to the offer at our online shop – Enjoy!


100 Top Sauternes!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

100 Top Sauternes – my idea of Paradise!  This collection is the result of my work over the past 25 years – I have tasted all the wines at the chateaux and selected them personally.  They have all been stored in perfect conditions in Bordeaux ever since they were bottled and we will ship them to the UK for you in April/May.

To see my detailed tasting notes for every wine and decide which wines are for you, but you might want to take a look at this introductory video first – Enjoy! Bill Blatch

Chateau Saint-Marc video

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

I thought you might be interested in this latest video from Guillaume Forcade of Chateau Saint-Marc.  Guillaume has some great ideas for marketing Sauternes to the younger generations – why not let us know what you think by clicking on the ‘Comment’ link at the bottom of this post.  Bill Blatch