My wife Hanneli and I attended the the gala dinner of the Grand Conseil du Vin de Bordeaux at Château Lagrange, Saint Julien, last night. The gala dinner was part of our visit to France for a meeting of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, a global grouping of wine lovers interested in the development and promotion of Bordeaux wines.
We were fortunate to sit at the table with President of the Commanderie de Bordeaux Emmanuel Cruse and enjoyed an exceptional evening of food and wine.
For me the best wine was the Chateau Lynch Bages 2004. This was a classic Bordeaux with elegance and a long finish. The last red wine was a 1985 Jerobeam from our hosts Château Lagrange: proof again the a good French wine can mature well. 1985 is when I started my winemaking career.
The photo above of myself and Hanneli was taken in the maturation cellar of Château Lagrange. The second photo is of members of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, outside the Château Lagrange.