Chateau Blanzac (Cotes de Castillon)

When Dan and David were in Bordeaux a few weeks ago, they visited Philippe Riviere’s cellars. Philippe co-owns the wonderful Saint-Emilion estate Clos des Menuts with his brother Jean-Pierre. He also owns Chateau Lavagnac, just outside the Saint-Emilion appellation, down the hill in the Bordeaux Superieur zone. Lavagnac punches way above its weight. Philippe also runs a negociant business and has a spread of Chateaux, many of them exclusive. There were rich pickings for us. Chateau Brisson to name just one. Another Cotes de Castillon which blew us away was the brilliant Chateau Blanzac.