Chateau de la Dauphine Fronsac 2009

Bordeaux and Beyond continue to fish out excellent wines from the Bordeaux region.  This is another.  From the outstanding 2009 vintage, it’s a blend of 90% merlot and 10% cabernet franc from Chateau de la Dauphine.  Specifically, the wine is from the red wine appellation of Fronsac to the west of Libourne.  The vines haveContinue reading “Chateau de la Dauphine Fronsac 2009”

Chapoutier Luberon 2014

There are only so many appellations I can remember and I’m afraid Luberon isn’t one of them.  The possibility that it may, on examination, prove to be a planet in the Alderaan system remained a stubborn thought.  Closer investigation however reveals Luberon to be a fashionable and very sunny wine region sitting between the RhôneContinue reading “Chapoutier Luberon 2014”

Paris to Chablis

Jetlag recovered, the first stop on the wine itinerary was Chablis.  I suspect due to pre-conceptions of cold winters and frost, I had always thought of Chablis as being a little north of Paris, notwithstanding I know France reasonably well.  In fact, it is a roughly 2 hour drive south-east of Paris, which made meContinue reading “Paris to Chablis”

Melbourne to Paris

Well, it has been a fantastic week touring Burgundy’s wine regions.  My bold plan to post after each day’s visits ended as it started – a bold plan.  Instead, it proved to be an extensive week of learning, wine tasting, vineyard and winery visits, supplemented by an even more extensive diet and spun together byContinue reading “Melbourne to Paris”