My wife and I spent 4 days touring the Bordeaux wine region with Laetitia. We have previously toured wine regions in Spain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, and the US. However, this Bordeaux tour was special, and Laetitia was instrumental in making it so. We now have a much better appreciation of the impact of terroir, thanks to her. She is very knowledgeable on the history of Bordeaux wines and the various classifications, and we used the four lunches we had together to learn as much as we could. The four days included one day on the right bank (primarily St. Emilion), one day on the left bank (Medoc), one day in Graves (primarily whites) and Sauternes (sweet white), and one day visiting smaller wineries Off The Beaten Path. Although not a fan of California merlots, we both thoroughly enjoyed the merlot blends in St. Emilion. We learned that sweet wines, like Sauternes, are often better paired with a spicy meal than a sweet dessert. Highlights were the barrel tasting in Chateau Palmer, the tour of Chateau Biac where the owner and his wife spent two hours showing us their winery, and the wine tasting hosted by Chateau Guadet at a local wine store in St. Emilion. The only disappointment was the tour of Chateau Margaux where the guide was clearly not engaged. After our four days of wine touring, the next day we were in the middle of a historical tour of St. Emilion with another local guide. When she asked what we had done previously, I mentioned our Bordeaux with Elodie tours. Her response was telling: "Elodie is a legend among all guides in this region". I cannot imagine a better choice for a private wine tour than Bordeaux with Elodie.
-- James, USA