Just watched #succesion4 Ep2
As a big fan of the show I love to see how they use #finewine for brilliant subtextual storytelling.
In this Episode Connor is drinking Château Haut Brion, one of the 4 original Bordeaux first Growths.
Like Château Haut Brion, Connor stands apart from his siblings in 4 ways:
1. He is the oldest
Château Haut Brion – 1521
Château Margaux – 1582
Château Lafite Rothschild – 1707
Château Latour – 1718
2. He is an outsider, always excluded from everything
-> Château Haut Brion is the only first Growth that is not in the Médoc. It is in Graves
3. Connor has a different personalisty.
He is softer than his siblings.
-> Château Haut Brion is mostly merlot, a grape with normally softer Tannins, whereas the other first growths are mostly Cabernet Sauvignon.
4. Connor physically stands out, being noticeably taller
-> Château Haut Brion has a recognizable bottle that stands out against the traditional Bordeaux bottles of the other first growths.