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We enjoy a reasonably early breakfast and head off to St Emilion just after nine thirty. On arrival the car park was almost empty- a total contrast to yesterdays crush. We spend an hour walking around the town noses glued to the windows of wine merchants. We are finally drawn into one and end up buying a cheap bottle of Pomerol-a bargain at only 35 euros! The price of wine from this area , even in a supermarket is incredible. We visit the local ...
... Saint- André, walk through a flea market, take lots of pictures, go wine tasting at a nearby vineyard. Basically we took Bordeaux by storm... no pun intended (keep reading)
7:00 pm- during the day we booked a wine tasting class at a place Kristin found was featured in the New York Times. It was a pretty ritzy place but we figured why not, and booked an appointment for this "can't miss" wine class. So just as we leave our "hotel" all dressed up for wine ...
... we took her and her bicycle on board and she joined us for lunch before we continued on to the next town where her husband was waiting to collect her and presented up with a bottle of wine for our efforts.
We were very surprised at the large amount of Aussies we met along the way. It certainly helps when everyone has there countries flags flying from there boat, ...
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For the area in general the best vintages have been 2000, 2005 and 2009 and 2010 being exceptional. Boris said ...
... very good red and ordered a cheese plate and some foi gras. The fois gras was accompanied by a little heap of wine salt and was so good we ordered another serve.
I’ve really enjoyed Bordeaux. It’s got enough attractions to easily see me through two days, a huge number of bars and restaurants, and just wandering through the narrow cobbled back streets with their charming old houses was a pleasant way to kill an hour or two. Another plus - it’s flat, which ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Pets allowed