Sunday, September 04, 2005

Chateau Guibon 2001

To fill in a little background detail on promise No 1 - six bottles of Chateau Guibon 2001; which is described by the generous donor as a good 'honest' claret.

The wine is bottled at the chateau in the Gironde département of South West France, an area which is home to some of the most famous names in wine. Its proprietor, and also the trader, is M. Andre Lurton. He is an extraordinary man who has been President of the Departmental Federation of Oenological Centres, Director of the National Confederation of Appellations Contrôlées and President and founder of the Association for the Protection and Conservation of Agricultural Land (responsible for carrying out studies to further the conservation of the natural agricultural and viticultural heritage of Bordeaux).

This claret is also purchased by the donor's French club in Paris.

So it has a good provenance and would make an excellent addition to your cellar (or rack).

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