Happy Hour Bordeaux Wine Tasting

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 06:00 PM

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Bordeaux is one of our favorite wines and although the first growths and other top wines of Pomerol and Saint Emilion carry a hefty price tag you can still find a few great values even among some of the classified growths in St. Estephe, Margaux, St Julien and the Haut Medoc. 

After the success of the last few week’s “Happy Hour” tastings, we have decided to carry on this casual event over the summer and this tasting is a belly up to the bar, hang out with your friends.  The food is casual, this is not a sit-down dinner- a true “Happy Hour” style event mix and immingle with our “Wine Drinking People” but with GREAT wines.  Tonight, we have a great selection of Bordeaux wines from the dry whites to cellar worthy reds and of course no Bordeaux tasting is complete without the great sweet wines like Sauternes or Barsac.

I have also included all the wines from Bordeaux that we have in the store on SALE on this offering just in case you wanted to host your own Bordeaux wine tasting events.

This tasting starts at 6pm and chef Toni will be making some appetizers to accompany the tasting wines.  The fee for this tasting is $55 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

 

Bordeaux Wine Tasting at Wine Watch
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
6:00 PM

 

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Clos Floridene Blanc Graves 2018 
Price $37.50    Sale $33.00

(90-93 points) Outer quote mark This white delivers tangy fleur de sel, thyme, lemon and white asparagus notes, with good zing for the vintage. (JM, Web-2019) Wine Spectator

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Caillou Blanc de Talbot 2018
Price $67.50    Sale $59.40

A Grand Vin in white from the Medoc, the Caillou Blanc is produced by a prestigious property of the Saint-Julien appellation, the Grand Cru Classe Château Talbot.

At the head of one of the largest vineyards in Bordeaux’s Left Bank, Chateau Talbot manages 5.2 hectares of white grape vines, planted in Medoc gravel soils.

The Caillou Blanc 2018 from Chateau Talbot is made from a blend dominated by Sauvignon Blanc (69%), supplemented by Semillon (31%). This white Grand Vin from the Medoc is produced in the Bordeaux Blanc Sec appellation, and is aged in oak barrels, of which 40% is new.

Chateau Peyrabon Haut Medoc 2006
Price: $33.75   Sale $29.70

The 2006 Chateau Peyrabon is 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.

The vintage boasts very pleasant qualities: density, tension on the structure, volume, and lovely length. The 2006 Chateau Peyrabon offers delicate wood and spicy attributes. This wine impresses with depth, and outstanding keep potential.

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Chateau Tauzinat l’hermitage Saint Emilion 2012
Price: $30.00   Sale $26.40

A blend of 85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.  Deep ruby color with vibrant black fruit flavors, toasty oak characters and hints of vanilla, spice and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, good acidity, soft and spicy tannins, long powerful yet elegant and fresh finish.

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Amiral de Beychevelle St. Julien 2018 
Price: $52.50   Sale $46.20

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 62% Merlot 27% and Cabernet Franc 11%

 

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Chateau Doisy Vedrines Sauternes 2018 (375ml)
Price: $37.50   Sale $33.00

(92 Points) Pale to medium lemon-gold in color, the 2018 Doisy-Vedrines gives up bold notes of warm pineapple, baked pears and spice cake with nuances of orange blossoms, toasted almonds and baking bread. The palate provides a great intensity of tropical and citrus flavors with a racy line of freshness and long, spicy finish.  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 

The “Happy Hour” wine tastings starts at 6pm and chef Toni will be making some appetizers to accompany the tasting wines.  The fee for this tasting is $55 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.  We only have 30 spaces available so you must make a reservation to reserve your space.