Taking advantage of a rare day off (Part 3)

My rare day off started with a visit to Chateau Lascombes and then moved on to a visit at Chateau Cos d’Estournel, which was unfortunately cut a bit short as we had another rendez-vous. So we trekked across the street to the chateau that was the real reason I dragged myself out of the house: famed First Growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild.


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An Adventure with the Ram

This post took me longer than usual to write as I learned the blogger’s lesson the hard way: I drafted my post online and lost the finished piece. 

I’ve been a very busy girl over the past couple of weeks. The Bordeaux Grand Tasting. A Classified Growth Tour in the Medoc. Portes-Ouverts in Pessac. Chateau Haut Brion. The end of the year scramble. School work. My internship. I’ve also been a very lucky girl. I have a great boss who encourages my adventures. I’ve got motivated friends who have organized visits and confirmed reservations. I’m so lucky in fact that one week after a friend organized a visit at Chateau Haut Brion another organized a visit at another First Growth, Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

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A First Growth Morning

Another brisk, yet bright morning in Bordeaux. A half-day of playing hooky from work. A visit and a tasting at one of five Bordeaux First Growths: Chateau Haut Brion.

That right there says enough. But of course, I have more to say.

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