I’m delighted to announce that later this year I will be leading my first trip to Bordeaux, working with one of my current advertisers SmoothRed.
Ths trip will be in October 2013, although the exact dates are not set. Neither, in fact, is the itinerary. I suggested we include Château Haut-Bailly (pictured below), but I guess which châteaux eventually make the cut will depend on many things, especially timing.
SmoothRed has a good track record of trips to Bordeaux, even at harvest time. When I asked Adam Stebbings, the man behind the SmoothRed wine travel business, how his harvest-time trip went last year, he had this to say:
It was an excellent trip. We were asked to put together a Bordeaux wine tour which if possible could include a visit to one if not two first growths, and I think on this occasion we came up trumps, because not only did we see the last few bunches of grapes being picked at Château Latour but we also witnessed the first few grapes being harvested at Château d’Yquem, source of the greatest of all sweet white wines. What a real treat for our group. In between we visited Château Lafite-Rothschild and had a memorable lunch at Château Pichon-Baron which I have to add included a vertical tasting of some recent vintages, it really was quite fantastic.
The group were truly captivated by the whole wine tour, being able to see at first hand the 2012 vintage being gathered in at one of the most consistently great châteaux of the world, Château Latour, was truly unforgettable.
Without going through the complete wine tour in minute detail I am delighted to say the other visits to Saint Emilion and Graves made the whole experience organized by SmoothRed a truly fantastic Bordeaux wine tour for all concerned.
Suffice to say I’m looking forward to leading something along these lines in October! Contact Adam at SmoothRed for more details.