REGION: Bordeaux, France
VARIETIES: Cabernet Franc
Olivier Cazenave is nothing if not brave. How else do you explain someone who is wlling to take on the history, prestige and influence of the Bordeaux wine world? Yet, this is what he is attempting to do. He's growing Chenin Blanc, blending vintages together like Sherry and using these very un-Bordeaux bottles, for goodness sake! Yet, if he carries on like this, the establishment will have no choice but to recognise him for what he is: a slightly nuts, but bona fide genius.