Bordeaux Bootcamp w/ Lunch at 2 Star Michelin? Not Too Shabby!

By May 23, 2012Winemakers

One of our participants called this tour facetiously the Bordeaux Bootcamp. And true, today

Chateau Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Pichon Baron, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

we did have 4 winery visits plus lunch, but 3 of the wineries were classified growths and lunch was at the 2 star Cordeillan Bages so for a winelover, today was more like Bordeaux Bliss!

2 star Michelin Cordeillan Bages in Pauillac

The day started with a private tour and tasting at the 4th growth St Julien winery, Branaire Ducru, followed by a private tour and tasting at the magnificent Pichon Longueville Baron, a 2nd growth Pauillac.

After lunch at Cordeillan Bages, we had private tours and tastings at Haut-Marbuzet, an under-valued St. Estèphe just behind Cos d’Estournel and ended at Lynch-Bages, a 4th growth that warrants being bumped up to a higher ranking.

If this is Bootcamp Bordeaux, give me more!

Lynch Bages wine museum

Haut Marbuzet St. Estéphe

Pichon Longueville Baron 2nd growth Pauillac

Branaire Ducru 4th growth St. Julien


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