The first few French wines I tasted, to be honest, reeked. I’d never smelled anything like it – they were a start contrast to the bold fruit notes of the Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot blends of California, and I almost didn’t want to drink these “funky” French wines. When I was finally able to wrap my head (and my palate) around the French style of winemaking, I became a fan of Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne…which is very, very unfortunate for my bank account. When we planned our trip to Bordeaux, we scheduled a tasting at world-famous Château Lynch-Bages and Château Mouton-Rothschild, both in Pauillac, and then visited a small producer in Fronsac and another producer in Monbazillac. I unfortunately ran out of camera battery during our trip to Pauillac, so there are only a few photos from Mouton-Rothschild and some from the drive up.
|Tanks at Mouton-Rothschild|