Love for Claret – An indulgence in the Bordeaux terroir

Suresh Bhalla tells the tale of how his love affair with claret prompted him to invest for a year in an acre of Lynch-Bages vineyard to produce his very own Bordeaux wine

L-R: Amar Bhalla, Lynch-Bages owner, Jean-Michel Cazes and Suresh Bhalla

For a landmark birthday some years ago, my wife of over 40 years planned for us to spend, with our family of three boys and a daughter-in-law, a week in Bordeaux. The early morning fast train from Paris arrived in time at the Bordeaux railway station, for the drive, followed by lunch and some spa indulgences, at the Smith Haut Lafitte Château, where we would be staying for the next six nights.

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