Latest moves in Bordeaux
The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux proprietors came in force to London last week, the start of their tour of the world to show off the 2004s now that they are in bottle, and on which I shall be reporting in detail. But in between purple mouthfuls I had a chance to catch up on some of the most recent changes of personnel and ownership. Hardly had the owner of Ch Larmande poured me a drop before she told me that they had completed their acquisition of that other St-Emilion property Ch Soutard on Sep 15, just in time for the 2006 vintage – about which no-one was enthusiastic. There was much...
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