Bulletin from Château Lafite's car park
Journalists tasting young bordeaux in a complex gavotte of international relations and châtelains ' desires are given the choice of tasting blind or not. These blind tastings are wonderfully calm and well-organised - and for once I have the huge benefit of being able to type my notes straight on to a laptop rather than the old-fashioned scrawl on purple-spotted paper. Yesterday tasting 30 Margaux blind at the beautifully decorated Ch du Tertre (same Dutch owner as Ch Giscours and ripe for a feature in Architectural Digest ) our posh salon, silent save for the click of laptop keyboards and the odd spit, was the object...
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