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Domaine de Chevalier

One of the highlights so far has been the visit to Domaine de Chevalier. When it comes to fine white Bordeaux, this is absolutely spectacular.

Primarily using Sauvignon Blanc, complimented by a small proportion of Semillon, the wine is aged in barriques and bottled unfiltered.

Rarely have I tasted a wine of such aromatic fragrance, like a delicate yet intense perfume, and there’s incredible depth of flavor on the palate.

5 people have to independently approve each barrel before it is included in the final blend. The selection is so severe. It’s like making a crown jewel.

And yes, it’s expensive, and they produce all of about 1,200 cases for the world. But if you want fine white wine to cellar, then this is a must buy.

Another highlight was the dinner at 2 star Michelin Hostellerie de Plaisance. 9 courses. Mmmm, diet starts next week. The presentation of the food was a work of art. I’m afraid it puts most of the top restaurants in Vancouver to shame.

Today I went with Olaf the mad German to Mouton, Lafite, Cos and Margaux. It’s hot here and they’re expecting another great vintage. In fact, they’ve already started harvesting the whites. Which reminds me, where’s the corkscrew. It’s dinner time.