In the first part of the book, internationally recognized wine expert Clive Coates profiles over forty of France's top domaines from eight regions, exploring each producer--from Latour to Romanee Conti to Trimbach--and describing the illuminating stories behind some of France's most reputable chateaux and most famous wine families, their winemakers, and their wines. This section also features a range of photographs from each estate.
The second part of the book takes the form of a personal collection of the author's own tasting notes for each of the estates. Information about the key vintages in also provided. The tasting notes are quoted from specific tasting events that the author has attended with details of dates and location so that the reader gets a unique insight into the wines in context. A compulsory buy for anyone who appreciates fine French wine.