For most people, novice and professionals, the perceived quality of a wine is linked to its price. Many of us we prefer to remain silent on our real opinions for fear of appearing ridiculous before “connoisseurs”. This reaction, while normal, is in no way justified, writes the Bordeaux Chauvinist, a sommelier by training.
The Bordeaux Chauvinist’s advises on good value for money wines of all French appellations and regions (but he remains a Bordeaux Chauvinist). He recently tried a budget Beaujolais white (chardonnay) and liked what he tried. Beaujolais Nouveau “happy day” may have just gone, but it’s never to late to try to a Beaujolais white.
The Bordeaux Chauvinist recently received a package with a bottle of 2019 Rosé inside, so far nothing very original or exciting, however, the origin called out to him … the Château Haut-Bailly, one of his favourite of the AOC Pessac-Léognan
By the Bordeaux Chauvinist, who reviews the “Clos De Lunes” series in time for the full moon this Halloween weekend. The Bordeaux Chauvinist is a guest sommelier columnist for World Wine Watch, advising on good value for money wines of all appellations and regions (but he remains a Bordeaux Chauvinist).
Last year, Bordeaux wine producer Loïc Pasquet released the world’s most expensive wine, with the 2015 Liber Pater priced at €30,000. This year, the Bordeaux Chauvinist falls under the spell of Loïc Pasquet’s 2018 Denarius release, one of Bordeaux’s most expensive blends at around €500, with name aptly meaning money in Latin.