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Lafitte Wine Tours Bordeaux

Bordeaux, France
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About Lafitte Wine Tours Bordeaux
"Lafitte wine tours bordeaux" is a local company specialized in regional tourism and wine tour organization, in the bordeaux area. So come and tour some of the most prestigious wine chateaus in different appellations: margaux, pauillac, st.Emilion, sauternes...Or try a delightful escapad to st. Emilion where i'll make you dicover some treasures around a famous wine tasting experience. Just great!
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mvg45 wrote a review Jan 2020
Houston, Texas3 contributions1 helpful vote
We visited Bordeaux for one day. Jean Pierre was very kind, accommodating, extremely knowledgeable and talented. Everything he booked for us was perfect! We had a great time thanks to him. I’d recommend him 100%
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Planestrainsnautos wrote a review Nov 2019
Saint Louis, Missouri197 contributions174 helpful votes
We found Jean-Pierre here, and are so glad we did. My wife and I booked him for 2 full days (private tours) and let him determine the itinerary. (Good choice.) His rates were better than his competitors, and he turned out to be an excellent choice. We had never been to Bordeaux and, although we are serious wine drinkers and certainly knew of the wines there, we knew nothing about them. We had no idea there is a Right and Left Bank with each bank producing markedly different tasting wines. And I doubt we had ever tasted a Bordeaux before. Jean-Pierre changed all that! On the first day, he took us to the Right Bank where we visited 2 wineries and then to a wine shop in St Emilion where we tasted like 15 wines from both the Right and Left Banks. We bought 3 cases there which were shipped home by that shop. (More on that great experience below.) Jean-Pierre also picked out a wonderful restaurant for lunch and at our urging, joined us at our expense. We of course let him pick out an appropriate bottle of wine. On the second day, we went to the Left Bank where we visited 3 wineries and had lunch at another very nice restaurant where we again insisted he join us and pick out the wine. Jean-Pierre is friendly, fun, knowledgeable, considerate, flexible and a joy to be around. Just a great guy. Very good English. We spent 5 days in Bordeaux and he was the highlight, no question about it. A word of caution about shipping French wine to the US. Effective October 2019, Trump has imposed a 25% tariff on all French wines 14% and less in alcohol imported to the US. (The tariff also applies to French cheese and various other European products.) We got our 3 cases from the wine shop very promptly (via 2 day air, which explains the high cost to ship...), but were surprised to receive 2 weeks later a $580 bill from FedEx with 72 pages of official US Customs documents attached, detailing the basis for the duty/tariff. Not happy. (FedEx prepays the tariff and then seeks reimbursement from the purchaser.) Tariff aside, we really liked being able to sample a wide variety of wines at the St Emilion wine shop and to then pick and choose what to buy, if any. You don't get that kind of tasting opportunity at the Bordeaux wineries where the tastings are generally limited to 2-5 bottles. And that's because French law says Bordeaux winemakers can only make wine from the grapes on their property. None of this buying grapes from other growers, like in California. So each winery has a limited amount of vineyards and most of the grapes are either Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. No Zinfandels, Syrahs, Chardonnays, etc. As a result, many wineries just make 1 varietal every year. So you might taste a 2010 and 2016 but it's the same wine just different years. That said, some vineyards are large enough that the winemaker can select the better grapes for a reserve or other higher end wine. We were used to the California model where each winery produces lots of different types of whites and reds for tasting. Not so in Bordeaux. We are now somewhat educated about Bordeaux wines, thanks to Jean-Pierre. There are close to 2,000 wineries there, and we had always shied away from picking out a bottle of Bordeaux here in the US, not knowing what to expect. And that will remain the case unfortunately as there is a lot of variance in the their wines, which is why we ended up shipping 4 cases home during our tours with Jean-Pierre, knowing we will like those. But most are going to have to age for another 4-10 years to reduce the tannins and reach peak taste, which is true of most Bordeaux's. Delayed gratification for sure, sigh, but you don't generally want to drink a young Bordeaux.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Lafitte33, Propriétaire at Lafitte Wine Tours Bordeaux
Responded Nov 27, 2019
Dear friends, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review... For sure we had a lot of fun during these 2 days! I'm so surprised about the extra-cost you had to pay regarding the new american taxes! However, I'm glad if I could make you enjoy and drink more Bordeaux wines at home :) Let's keep in touch... All the best! Jean pierre.
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Caterina M wrote a review Nov 2019
Monza, Italy15 contributions6 helpful votes
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Best guide ever... a day to remeber !!!! Thank you Jean-Pierre :-) for your time and help !!! You made us understand and love the Bordeaux region.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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SouthernGal54 wrote a review Nov 2019
Shreveport, Louisiana1,391 contributions57 helpful votes
Jean Pierre took us on a day tour of the Medoc Region while we were in Bordeaux. By far, this was our favorite and most memorable day while there. We got a nice tour and background history of the beautiful city of Bordeaux ( where we were staying) and then off to the Medic region. He thoughtfully choose three different wineries that we liked for different reasons. Of course all the wine was great. One had a fabulous view, one we went down to the cellars where all the barrels were and the third was an intimate family winery. All the hosts at the wineries were very informative yet it never was repetitive We ate a lovely lunch in a small village which we enjoyed. Jean Pierre was not only knowledgeable in wines and the region, but personable and fun. He was a wonderful host. I would use him again and highly recommend his services.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marisa K wrote a review Oct 2019
New York, New York, United States101 contributions24 helpful votes
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My husband and I planned a trip to Bordeaux which was 100% wine focused. I emailed several guides and not only was Jean Pierre extremely responsive, but he was also more reasonably priced than any of the other guides I reached out to. Throughout the planning process Jean Pierre was extremely responsive and gave thorough responses to all of my questions. We decided to spend two days touring. We took Jean Pierres suggestions for the first day and then had a few requests of where we wanted to go on the second day. Jean Pierre was able to accommodate our requests, which was much appreciated. The places he arranged for us were all incredible. Luckily for us, we ended up really liking the places we had requested as well - but I truly would rely on Jean Pierre in the future, as his itineraries are carefully planned to give you a good sense of all different types of wineries in each region. Jean Pierre is extremely knowledgeable, very professional, and incredible company to top it all off. We hope to be able to come back and visit Bordeaux again and would reach out to Jean Pierre before confirming our dates to ensure he was available, as it wouldn’t be worth coming to Bordeaux unless he was able to show us around. We leave this trip feeling like we have a new friend. I promise you won’t be disappointed with Lafitte Wine Tours!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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