9am – Meet your English speaking driver in the lobby of your hotel and departure for Chateau Giscours (47mn drive)
11am – Enjoy a visit & tasting at Chateau Giscours -or similar
Secrets such as those that a glass of Château Giscours will whisper to the taste buds of wine lovers.
Aged in high quality French oak barrels, the wine acquires its complexity as the month progresses, subtly combining aromas of dark fruits and spices to the tannins of the wood, to reach a sublime balance. The complex blending procedure, an important stage in the production of this great wine, requires the most advanced skills of the cellar master and their team.
Ultimately, all the traditional qualities of a great Margaux are blended: the finesse of the tannins, purity, a gentle, refined elegance, and great finish on the palate.
To those who can wait, Giscours, described as an “intellectual” wine by some connoisseurs, will divulge all of its complexity and reveal its secrets…
After your visit drive to Bages (39mn drive ) , our driver will take you depending on your request on site to a restaurant for a lunch
Recommend lunch at Café Lavinal in Bages
In the centre of the village of Bages, the Café Lavinal opened in 2006 and owes its name to Berthe Lavinal, grandmother of Jean-Michel Cazes.
The ambience here is warm and friendly, with amazing objects brought back by Jean-Michel Cazes from his travels and other souvenirs of his grandchildren’s summers in Bages. Adjacent to Château Lynch-Bages, it is a popular place for winemakers and locals wanting to catch up over a hearty meal or a glass of wine in authentic surroundings.
After lunch –– Enjoy a visit and tasting at 2pm at Pichon Barron – or similar
Discover the mysteries of wine making at Château PICHON Longueville Barron.
Château Pichon Longueville Baron (commonly referred to as Pichon Baron) is a winery in the Pauillac appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. Château Pichon Longueville Baron is also the name of the red wine produced by this property. The wine produced here was classified as one of fifteen Deuxièmes Crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
3.30pm – Enjoy a visit & tasting at Chateau Lynch-Bages –or similar
Daring, innovative and with a reputation for often being the last to harvest, Jean-Charles Cazes defined the style of Lynch-Bages in the 1930's. The wine's distinctive character has earned it a place amongst Pauillac's greatest. It combines structure, finesse and elegance, offering generous aromas in its youth and developing deeper complexities with bottle age.
he estate’s reputation as a top quality wine producer took off in 1945 after a series of exceptional vintages. Since then, Lynch-Bages has continued to produce excellent wines, even during years considered difficult in the Bordeaux region. The wine’s deep colour and tannic backbone have become part of its signature style. Jean-Michel Cazes, grandson of Jean-Charles, has worked hard to develop and refine the wine’s supple and smooth structure over the years. Vintage after vintage, the estate’s precise and excellent winemaking techniques have served to firmly establish Lynch-Bages reputation for consistent quality.
4.30pm – departure for Bordeaux
5.30pm- end of the day at your hotel
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