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Bordeaux…left bank grandeur

Chateau Margaux Pichon-Longueville There are pros & cons to any travel destination.  With left bank Bordeaux, it is hellish city traffic and great distances to cover between towns in the Medoc and perhaps a little rain–this is France, after all.  However, the majesty of the great chateau...

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Bordeaux…right bank charm

Posted by admin | Posted in Bordeaux, currentVintage, Food, travel, Wine | Posted on 20-11-2012

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Chateau Canon

Chateau Canon

On the left bank, the chateaux are big, the vineyards are big and the wines are big.  On the right bank, many properties, especially in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion, are darn-near Burgundian in comparison, eg 10-20 hectare vs 100.  If I had to pick just one spot in Bordeaux to visit, I would vote for charming Saint-Emilion over bustling Bordeaux city or the sleepy villages of the Medoc.  Its cobblestoned streets, fabulous restaurants and proximity to great wine make it a place to spend some quality time–Anyone coming from Nantucket or Beaune will feel right at home.  Just be sure to enjoy wine from both banks!

NWF Denis Toner at Chateau Canon

NWF Denis Toner at Chateau Canon

Wearing bordeaux at Chateau Canon

Wearing bordeaux at Chateau Canon

Wallcovering at Chateau Canon

Wallcovering at Chateau Canon

Fall at Chateau Canon

Fall at Chateau Canon

In the kitchen at Ch. Canon

In the kitchen at Ch. Canon

Chateau Canon

Chateau Canon

TV restored, finally

TV restored, finally

Desperately trying to get election results

Desperately trying to get election results

Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

Historical Saint-Emilion

Historical Saint-Emilion

Limestone bell tower Saint-Emilion

Limestone bell tower Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

Saint-Emilion

limestone caves at Beauséjour Duffau

Rare limestone caves at Beauséjour Duffau

Château Beauséjour Duffau

Château Beauséjour Duffau

Lard et Bouchon bar à vins

Lard et Bouchon bar à vins

Convent in Saint-Emilion

Convent in Saint-Emilion

Chocolate in Saint-Emilion

Chocolate in Saint-Emilion

My kind of deli

My kind of deli

Saint-Emilion from Troplong Mondot

Saint-Emilion from Troplong Mondot

Chateau Troplong Mondot

Chateau Troplong Mondot

Great wine!

Great wine!

Luncheon at Troplong Mondot

Luncheon at Troplong Mondot

with Myriam at Troplong Mondot

with Myriam at Troplong Mondot

The Nantucket team

The Nantucket team

Denis Toner with Xavier Pariente

Denis Toner with Xavier Pariente

Elisabeth & Mark at Troplong Mondot

Elisabeth & Mark at Troplong Mondot

Creme Brulee!

Creme Brulee!

Super-sized carafe

Super-sized carafe

L'Enver du Decor

L'Envers du Decor, Saint-Emilion

Restaurant L'Envers du Decor

Restaurant L'Envers du Decor

Old basket press at Figeac

Old basket press at Figeac

Chateau Figeac

Chateau Figeac

Chateau Figeac

Chateau Figeac

Chateau Figeac

Chateau Figeac

Entering Pomerol:)

Entering Pomerol:)

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Chateau Cheval Blanc

On site at Angelus

On site at Angelus

new carillon at Chateau Angelus

New carillon at Chateau Angelus

La Fleur-Petrus

La Fleur-Petrus

Chateau Magdelaine

Chateau Magdelaine

Chateau Hosanna

Chateau Hosanna

Chateau Hosanna

Chateau Hosanna

Chateau Canon

Chateau Canon

Nicolas Thienpoint/Pavie-Macquin

Nicolas Thienpont/Pavie Macquin in NWF tie

Pavie Macquin

Pavie Macquin

Bélair-Monange

Bélair-Monange

Bélair-Monange

Bélair-Monange
Chateau Pavie-Macquin

Chateau Pavie Macquin

Bordeaux…left bank grandeur

Posted by admin | Posted in Bordeaux, currentVintage, travel, Wine | Posted on 19-11-2012

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Chateau Margaux

Chateau Margaux

Pichon-Longuevile

Pichon-Longueville

There are pros & cons to any travel destination.  With left bank Bordeaux, it is hellish city traffic and great distances to cover between towns in the Medoc and perhaps a little rain–this is France, after all.  However, the majesty of the great chateau and beauty of the vineyards  more than rewarded the early a.m. wake-ups to get to far flung appointments.  We even got to stay in a few…

Chateau Palmer

Chateau Palmer

Elisabeth at Beychevelle

Elisabeth at Beychevelle

Margaux

Margaux

...to Chateau Margaux

...to Chateau Margaux

Rainbow from Chateau Palmer...

Rainbow from Chateau Palmer...

Cos d'Estournel

Cos d'Estournel

Cos d'Estournel

Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estephe

Saint-Estephe

St.-Estephe

St.-Estephe

Pontet-Canet

Pontet-Canet

Pontet-Canet

Pontet-Canet

Beychevelle

Beychevelle

Chateau Beychevelle

Chateau Beychevelle

Chateau Beychevelle

Chateau Beychevelle

Ferry to Blaye

Ferry to Blaye

Lamargue Ferry to Blaye

Lamargue Ferry to Blaye

Pauillac

Pauillac