The ferry crossing saved me so much time that I arrived in the Margaux area with over an hour to kill before my visit at Château Lascombes. I stopped in the little town of Soussons at Château Haut Breton Larigaudière, which has been classified “Cru Bourgeois Supérieur” since 1886. It is a small production winery with a beautiful landscape and stately, Médoc style château. The grounds around the château look like a park! I tasted three lovely wines! The owners, the De Schepper-De Mour family, also has another domain named Château Tayet. Château Tayet is located at the beginning of the Médoc in the commune of Macau. The 2009 vintage was also a part of my tasting…one of those delicious bottles made it into my collection! What I appreciated most, since I did not have a scheduled visit, was the warm welcome from the winemaker and owner himself and the tasting room staff. This was the perfect side trip before starting my visits.
After my amazing visit at Château Lascombes, I stopped a bit north of Soussons at Le Lion D’Or Restaurant where they serve regional specialties. Merci, Dominique Befve, for giving me the recommendation!!! A leisure , scrumptious lunch that included a perfectly paired glass of wine, then back in the car for my trip to Château Pichon-Logueville. I love spontaneous pleasures!!!