1982 VS 1983 Vintage Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 07:30 PM

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"Between 5/22/85 and 5/4/88, the French writer Jean-Paul Kauffmann was held chained and often blindfolded in a Beirut basement [by a] Shiite Muslim fundamentalist group. A lover of Bordeaux, Mr. Kauffmann recited daily the list of the 61 greatest chateaux drawn up in 1855. He strove to conjure up the aroma of a Chateau Margaux or a Leoville-Poyferre. Occasionally a small miracle would occur, and the scent of black currants and plum would permeate the dusty heat of Lebanon."

- Roger Cohen, "Ways of Doing Time," New York Times, 5/4/97

If I were ever in the same predicament, I could see myself doing something very similar to pass the time.  Even one day without wine is hard for me to imagine but to be in a situation where I had to go weeks may just do me in.

If you invested in first growths from 1982 you would have paid around $50 per bottle for these wines upon release.  Today, we have the 1982 Lafite Rothschild for sale on this offering at a price of $2999.00.    The 1982 vintage was one of the best investments that you could have ever made in the world of fine wine and we are drinking some great wines tonight from 1982 but the 1983 vintage may be the most overlooked vintage from Bordeaux, the vintage following such a great year often is.  So when we received a collection of wines that had several wines from both vintages I said it’s time to see just how much better 1982 is than 1983.  As I always say- “we are doing scientific work with wine here at the Wine Watch”.

If you have these wines in your cellar today they are drinking at or near their peak and we will be opening six wines from the 1982 vintage alongside six 1983 vintage Bordeaux the same Chateau.  This evening you get a chance to see how these two vintages are showing right now and for those of you that can’t make the event we have an incredible offering of Bordeaux from these Chateau and from both the 1982 and 1983 vintages on this offering.

The fee for this tasting is less than the price of several of the wines on the table tonight and there are only 14 spaces available.  Chefs Toni and Dani will be making a special meal to accompany the tasting wines and the fee for this event which includes dinner is $695 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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1982 VS 1983 VINTAGE BORDEAUX WINE TASTING
Saturday, April 8, 2023
7:30 PM

1982 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan, France
1983 Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan, France
1982 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan Bordeaux, France
1983 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Bordeaux, France
1982 Chateau Talbot, Saint-Julien, France
1983 Chateau Talbot Saint Julien, France
1982 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac, France
1983 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste Pauillac, France
1982 Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac, France
1983 Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande Pauillac, France
1982 Chateau Montrose St Estephe Bordeaux, France
1983 Chateau Montrose, Saint-Estephe, France

Menu
Cheese and Charcuterie Selection
Grilled Vegetable and Mushroom Salad with Burrata and Sundried Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette
Venison Tartar with Parmesan Crisp
Dry aged NY Strip with Bordeaux Demi and Truffle Fries
Fruit tart

The Fee for this tasting is $695 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com. Please let us know when you make your reservations if you have any dietary restrictions and chefs Toni and Dani will be happy to accommodate you.
                                                                          

 

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