We came to the end of our Bordeaux trip with a visit to our friend Paulin Calvet in Ch. Picque Caillou.
Paulin and Isabelle very kindly had a lovely lunch for us at the Chateau. His 2016 red and white are perhaps the best he has ever made. We re-tasted his 2014 red also and it is amazing.
As a special treat, we witnessed an acre of his vineyard being replanted, during lunch, and we really enjoyed sampling his 2009 and 2000 red.
I have just shipped the 2014 vintage to the Green Acres' warehouse and have more available if you missed out on purchasing it during the En Primeur 2014 campaign.
Well, if you have read this and our previous en primeur blog you will have a good feel for what we get up to on our tasting trips. I hope I have given you an oversight of the 2016 vintage.
If you would like to delve more into the individual wines, you can get access to my detailed tasting notes here. Needless to say, we would love to chat with you in more detail about investing in en primeur wines so feel free to contact James or myself here in Green Acres at any time.
I’ll finish with a quote of John Milton, which sums up my thoughts on the 2016 Bordeaux vintage
“One sip of this will bathe the drooping spirits in delight, beyond the bliss of dreams.”
We look forward to talking to you soon - cheers, Donal