22 June 2011: Day Four of Vinexpo Bordeaux

22 June 2011
Author: Jeannie Cho Lee

Last night was a wonderful summer night Bordeaux.  Jeannie spent the evening with the interesting people of Lafite.  An elegant and classic Chateau Lafite 1983 vintage was enjoyed by the guests.


Jeannie began the fourth day of the Vinexpo at the Sauternes-Barsac GC and Chinese cuisine pairing today.  The spicy and delicious dishes were prepared by Bonheur du Palais and paired with a variety of sweet wines to be judged.  Bill Blatch served alongside a panel of sweet wine producers where they voted on the best pairing.  The 1976 Climens and the Sesame Chicken took the honors for this event. 


In the afternoon, Jeannie attended a tasting of Ornellaia wines from 16 vintages.