Living in days of the comet Hale-Bopp it might be interesting to note some of the thoughts on wines in Bourdeaux. According to a recent note in the Swedish press comets positively influence the wine harvest. There is even talk of the fine comet years: 1985 and 1989. In 1985 Chateau-Lafite-Rotschild went so far as to place a small comet on the label. One of the superior wines made was a Lafite in 1811, Le vin de la Comete. It was served in 1926 to 300 guests in the Castle Lafite. The British wine expert M. Healey claims that was the case. In _On the Marble Cliffs_ the two brothers drink wine "made in the year of the comet". Juenger is once supposed to have said to the filmmaker Bjoern Cederberg that the wine referred to in the book is the 1811 Lafite, which EJ (so Cederberg) himself has never had the opportunity to drink. Any wine experts out there with knowledge of the Comet Wine of 1811 ? Cheers. Bertil Haggman email@example.com
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