Hotel Palais Cardinal
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... on the lawn in front of the chateau; foie gras, ,bread, olive and duck- based spreads, strawberries, cherries and a glass of wine. We sat under a huge tree and once again we were thinking - "C'est la vie".
And then it was back to Bordeaux arriving around 2.30pm. After a lazy afternoon during which we found a laundromand, had a read of our novels, it was time for dinner and to get ready for our next move tomorrow, to Luchon.
This is wine country, and if the vineyards that could be seen out to the horizon didn't give it away, the fact that every second shop in Saint Emilion was a wine merchant did. Not being wine connoisseurs, Susan and I were therefore interested in the other shops, which were typically souvenir shops that sold tea-towels with pictures of wine bottles on them. That said, there was a wonderful feel ...
... paper hibiscuses, was particularly outgoing. A lover of “Americans and best friends,” he asked us to meet him for drinks the next night.
The follow-up conversation was quite a departure from the harmless amiability the French had shown us the night before. After denying him information about the location of our hotel, the boy from the bar messaged:
I don't eat you…maybe yes ahah I ...
... are 900 wine chateaux within a few kilometers of the city--quite an impressive resident-to-wine-chateau ratio.
Saint-Emilion has a great Romanesque church, a bell tower that dominates the cityscape and a couple of medieval cloisters that we checked out, but mostly we just wandered around the town. It didn't take long to cover it all, and we enjoyed exploring each street. We also went into the town's wine welcome center, where we played a "sniff test" ...
... began on the R bank in only 1954. Any white wines made in St Emilion is called Bordeaux white, only red wine can be called St Emilion. The classifications are reviewed every 10 years, where the wine makers put in their last 10 years wines, they are blind tested and classified accordingly. There are three classes - premier grand cru being the top, grand cru classic is second tier, grand cru being third tier. There are two other grades - AOC- appellation ...