The second winery we visited on our trip to Bordeaux was right up the road from Lynch Bages, in St. Estephe.  This Indian inspired winery is stunning to say the least.  The inside is like a Maharajas palace- beautifully appointed with rich colors and exotic fabrics.  The winery wasn’t bad either- they were one of, if not the first to install a gravity flow system to ensure the wine was not overworked by pumping and other quality degrading operations.

The imposing facade

The tasting was amazing- Three wines from different vintages and obviously quality levels.  All were great for what they were but the Grand Vin was a complete standout.

Our guide was excellent.  Very informative and gracious.  Our tour ended in their shop where I purchased two bottles of their sister winery in Hungary’s Tokaji.  From the same vintage I bought the 5 and 6 puttonyos versions to compare.  Stay tuned for that tasting.  If you are in the area this is a must-visit winery.  Salut….