Epic Solo Sojourn: Bordeaux et St Emilion
One of the highlights was the rare opportunity of tasting superb vintages of ‘Premier Cru Supérieur’ during my visit at Chateau d’Yquem. The scenic drive was simply spectacular.

Four centuries of history and twelve generations of wine making passion shared by this family are summed up in the words ‘Chateau d’Yquem Lur-Saluces’. Under the direction of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) group since 1999 and helmed by Pierre Lurton, Chateau d’Yquem continues to thrive in its legacy. Renowned for its exceptional longevity, time honored management and wine making practices, Chateau d’Yquem set a new Guinness World Record in 2011 when a bottle of the 1811 vintage was sold for £75,000.

Left: Bordeaux City | Right: St Emilion

Success stems from its amazing alchemy brought on by Botrytis cinerea, the “noble rot” which paradoxically transform grapes into legendary wines.

Bordeaux City
St Emilion