By Matthew Hemming, Fine Wine Manager
Last Friday we were delighted to welcome Christophe Reboul-Salze to Bristol. Christophe owns Chateau Gigault - the finest estate in the 1eres Cotes du Blaye. Many of us think of Blaye as a relatively new addition to the famous names of Bordeaux, so it was fascinating to learn that Averys had actually listed Gigault in our 1935 Wine List! Christophe's promised to send us a copy (but not a bottle...).
Over twenty of us - the wine advisers, team Culver Street, Liz Field from the buying department, Beccy from marketing, and me - took Christophe to my favourite Bristol restaurant, where they not only accommodated our large party (plus bottles) but served us some top notch food. Over the course of dinner we worked our way through a vertical tasting of Christophe's top bottling: Chateau Gigault Cuvee Viva.