April 4 - UGC Tasting

by Chuck Hayward

Lunch at Pichon Longueville with Christian Seely, Director, and dinner at Leoville Las Cases with Jean-Hubert Dulon, owner. Tasted back vintages of Pichon including, ’04, ’03, ’02, ’01, ’00, and ’89. Also, ’05 Suduiraut as well as ’62 Quinta Noval Nacional. Tasted vintages of Las Cases including ’89, ’85, ’82, ’75, and ‘66 (all out of magnum except for ’66).Shortly I will report full details of the lunch, dinner and a complete list of about 80+ tasting notes.

Tomorrow: Right Bank wines, including Petrus, Ausone, Pavie, etc. Lunch at Cheval Blanc and dinner at Monbousquet with Gerard Perse, owner. UGC tasting at Grave and Sauternes as well as a Private tasting with Christian Mouiex (owner of Petrus) and Pierre Lurton (Director of Cheval Blanc and d’Yquem). Should be very interesting.