Bordeaux Wine Tasting in the Wine Cave at Wine Watch

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 07:30 PM

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If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?
Cardinal Richeleu

 

Bordeaux is one of our favorite wines and although the first growths and other top wines of Pomerol 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 Medoc. 

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The first chance for the trade to taste the latest vintage from France’s most famous wine region is in late March/early April when the Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux puts on a tasting to showcase the last years harvest.  We will be tasting the 2018 vintage and many people are giving this vintage very high praise some saying it may be even better than 2015, 2016 and 2017!

In efforts to get ready for my travels to Bordeaux I will be hosting a tasting featuring wines from every major appellation from both the right and left bank.  Most people associate Bordeaux only with red wine, but they also make some of the best Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon based whites as well as one of the best examples of dessert wine on the planet.

Join us as we explore the world of Bordeaux wines there will 30+ different wines on the table this evening.  This tasting is a walk around tasting in the wine cave here at Wine Watch and the fee for this event is $55 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

 

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Bordeaux Wine Tasting at Wine Watch
Friday, March 22, 2019
7:30 PM

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2017 G Chateau Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc
Price: $20.75    Sale Price: $18.26

The only make 150,000 bottles, this is 105 hectare estate and they are in the city between the Church and Chateau D'Yquem, this was the first growth to be classified and this means that the wine is from the region and it must be sweet and the appellation here is Bordeaux dry white wine because of the dryness and they do not have the Moilleux level but there is a minimum level of sweetness to a Sauternes 120 grams per liter. A lovely savory character to the palate with a good amount of fruit, melon, white grape fruit, quince, a gravelly mineral nuance, a rich texture on the tongue, good weight in the mid palate, and a lovely freshness to the finish a long mineral laced finish. A blend of 50/50 Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc they have specific parcels in the vineyard that are dedicated to making this dry wine, tart finish, could use a bit of time and shows much better on the second day, a great introduction to the dry whites of Sauternes! Finish 40+ Excellent

 

2014 Chateau Moulin D’Issan Bordeaux Superior image

Moulin d’Issan Margaux 2016
Price: $19.75  Sale $17.38

This is from the vineyards on Clay and right across the road from the appellation of Margaux, 90% Merlot with a beautiful bouquet of fresh earth, cigar box spice, red currant and plum. A very fresh and balanced style with notes of fresh earth, plum and a touch of tobacco on the finish. Finish 35+ Very Good

 

 

 

 

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1998 Chateau Guiraud  Sauternes
Price: $69.00   Sale $60.72

(90 points) Tasted as part of a vertical held at the chateau. The 1998 Guiraud does not possess the vigor of the 1997, but it has an attractive nose of melted candle wax, brown sugar and marmalade that blossoms in the glass. The palate is clean and pure on the entry with crisp acidity. It is a more feminine, lithe Sauternes compared to the 1997 with a pretty peach and dried apricot finish interlaced with spice. Fine. Drink now-2020. Tasted April 2013.- Neal Martin (06/2013) Wine Advocate

 

Republic National

 

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Chateau Blaignan Medoc 2015                   
Price: $22.50   Sale $19.80

 

Chateau Lecuyer Pomerol 2015                 
Price: $50.25   Sale $44.22

Chateau Haute Nouchet Floriliage Pessac 2016                 
Price: $24.75   Sale $21.78

 

Ch Picque Caillou Pessac 2015       
Price: $37.50   Sale $33.00

 

Chateau Laribotte Sauternes 2015             
Price: $19.25   Sale $16.94

 

Chateau Mongravey Margaux 2014          
Price: $47.25   Sale $41.58

 

La Chapelle Meyney St Estephe 2012        
Price: $39.75   Sale $34.98

 

Twenty One Wines

 

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Chateau Coufran Medoc 2009                    
Price: $31.50   Sale $27.72

 

Goulee by Cos Medoc 2015             
(Merlot 77%- Cab 19 &/ P. Verdot 4 %)
Price: $45.00   Sale $39.60

 

Pagodes de Cos St Estephe  2014           
 ( Cab 56 %/ Merlot 43%/ PV 2 %)
Price: $72.00   Sale $63.36

 

Baron de Brane Margaux 2015           
Price: $55.50   Sale $48.84

 

Reserve de Comtesse 2015  
Second label of Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande ('Pichon Lalande'). Paulliac
Price: $75.00   Sale $66.00

 

Winebow

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Chateau Du Pintey Bordeaux Superieur 2010      
Price: $16.50   Sale $14.52

Giscours Petite Sirene Bordeaux 2015       
Price: $15.50   Sale $15.50

Chateau De Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur 2015 (1.5 Liter)    
Price: $35.00   Sale $30.80

Chateau Laplagnotte Bellevue St Emilion 2016    
Price: $37.75   Sale $33.22

Chateau La Croix Du Casse Pomerol 2012           
Price: $66.50   Sale $58.52

Segla 2nd Rauzan Segla Margaux 2012     
Price: $60.00   Sale $52.80

Chateau Beau-Site St Estephe 2014                       
Price: $43.50   Sale $38.28

Chateau Batailley Pauillac Lions De Batailley 2014
Price: $54.50   Sale $47.96

 

Breakthru

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Chateau Laurets St Emilion 2014
Price: $30.00   Sale $26.40

Chateau Clarke Listrac Medoc 2015
Price: $60.75   Sale $53.46

Chateau Malmaison Red Bordeaux 2011
Price: $36.00   Sale $31.68

 

Menu

Selection of Charcuterie and Cheese

Korean BBQ Ribs

Duck Confit Spring Rolls

Beef Sliders with Mushroom and Gruyer Mayo

Canelé Cakes with Vanilla Rum Pineapple Sauce

 

This is a walk around tasting in the Wine Cave and the fee for this tasting is $55 + tax, for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com