Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Bordeaux
The weather keeps getting worse; today is all grey. The Gironde estuary drags the skies reluctantly along, incurably nostalgic. One could escape from here, cut the anchor, go far away, trade wines for spices, ebony, rare teas, or write, perhaps, with a fevered air, one’s head filled with the sounds of surf, one could… Instead, one finds oneself here, at Phélan-Ségur, stranded, in an enormous hall that resembles a chapel or an opera house with its good seats down in front and its bleachers and standing room for latecomers. On the menu for this studious morning: wines of Saint-Estèphe, Saint-Julien, Pauillac and Haut-Médoc. A perfectly organised tasting, serene in spite of the weather, followed by a light lunch in the company of Thierry Gardinier and Véronique Dausse, general director of the château.
C'YUSHA – 12 rue Ausone – 33000 Bordeaux – Du mardi au jeudi le midi et du mardi au samedi le soir – 05 56 69 89 70
For this Wednesday I choose the song Te Quiero by Stromae because of its endless airplay, from one FM station to another, amidst the endemic traffic jams that paralyse Bordeaux.
On se dira "oui", à la vie, à la mort
Et même en changeant d'avis
Même en sachant qu'on a tort
On ne changera pas la vie