Farewell Medoc — Hello Graves

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We left the Medoc this morning and traveled south to Pessac-Leognan region in Graves. Our first visit is Domaine de Chevalier where we visited with the man in charge of everything at this property, Remi Edangeone. What a poet and passionate man about his wine! I have never heard such metaphors and descriptions about vines, barrels and wine itself. This is the first property where we sampled white wine. Excellent!

They also make a fabulous red which is one of my favorites of the trip so far. Elegant, balanced, fresh and full of great fruit. Remi treated us to an 87 white wines from his cellar so we could experience how a white wine can age. By the way, most white wines don’t age but Bordeaux whites can be an exception. They tend to be be aged in oak and have bright acidity which gives them ageability. If you see this label in wine stores of on a menu, don’t hesitate to try it. You won’t be disappointed.

Onto Chateau d’Yquem! You have heard of this place, right? 🙂 Yes, this is the king of Sauternes and they are in a class all their own. The property is stunning and the wine is like an elixir. Rich, complex and full of honey notes. This was a one of a kind opportunity. Having said that, some of our other visits and tours were more enriching and educational. I suspect this place gets so many requests for tours that they almost have to conduct them more uniformly.

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