OWC Vintage Bordeaux Tasting at WWWB Thursday November 16th and this weeks menu

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 07:30 PM

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The magnum of champagne is the perfect size especially when your friend doesn’t drink

- Winston Churchill

 

 

We have only a few weeks left of tastings before we must get serious about selling wine here and close the Wine Bar for private parties but we have decided to reopen on New Year’s Eve for our first “Once in a Lifetime” Big Bottle Party!  This years’ New Year’s Eve party starts with a 6-liter bottle of 1995 Dom Perignon and the outline for our drinking itinerary is now up on the web! 

 

I just realized that we have no events planned at the Wine Bar this week so with time running short on our drinking festivities in 2017.  The subject of this tasting was easy to come by as we just acquired a dozen older vintage Bordeaux in OWC.  The Original Wooden Case makes the wines more valuable to some collectors but we have priced these wines to sell and that is why we are drinking at least one bottle of each wine before they leave the store.  If you notice on the amounts available they are all listed as 11 bottles because we are drinking one of the 12 from the OWC this evening.

 

There are only 16 spaces available for this event and the fee for this tasting is $195 + tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.

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Vintage Bordeaux out of OWC Tasting at WWWB
Thursday, November 16th
7:30pm

 

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1982 Chateau L'Evangile Pomerol
Price: $695.00    Sale $611.60
11 bottles in stock

(95 Points)  Dark plum-colored with purple nuances, this complex 1982 reveals notions of cedar, allspice, black raspberries, blackberries, and currants. Expansive on the palate,

with superb density, low acidity, full body, and a juicy, fat, mouth-staining mid-palate, this youthful Pomerol is approaching full maturity. Powerful and concentrated, it will evolve effortlessly for another 15-20 years.  Wine Advocate # 129, June 2000

 

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1982 Chateau La Lagune Haut Medoc
Price: $230.00    Sale $202.40
11 bottles in stock

Since Chateau La Lagune is the only classified growth that is planted on fine mindelian gravel, nearly sandy in aspect, the wine has been described as Pomerol- and Graves-like. It is rich and fleshy and powerful.

 

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1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases St. Julien
Price: $420.00    Sale $350.00
11 bottles in stock

(95 points) I have had perfect bottles of this cuvee, but, perplexingly, the bottles from my cellar tend to be broodingly backward and require plenty of coaxing. This huge wine is, in many ways, just as massive as Leoville Barton, but it possesses a greater degree of elegance as well as unreal concentration. Classic lead pencil, cassis, kirsch, cedar, and spice characteristics are abundant in both the nose and full-bodied flavors. The tannins are still there, and, at least from my cellar, this 1982 does not appear to have changed much in the last 10-12 years. One wonders how much patience admirers of this brilliant St.-Julien will continue to exhibit. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.  (RP) (6/2009)  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 

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1985 Chateau Certan De May Pomerol
Price: $280.00    Sale $229.00
11 bottles in stock

(92 Points) "Fully mature, this hussy of a wine offers up very complex notes of new

saddle leather, smoked herbs, black currants and cherries, sweet licorice, melted asphalt, and a hint of truffle. Fleshy, succulent, and delicious but fully mature, this dark garnet-colored wine has medium body, wonderful sweetness, and a very vigorous, long, fleshy finish. A silky-textured, delicious wine..." - RP

 

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1986 Chateau Chasse Spleen Moulis
Price: $99.00       Sale $79.00
11 bottles in stock

(90 Points) Like a young Port, a powerful and concentrated wine for long-term aging.
Very deep ruby color, with rich, spicy vanilla aromas, full body and lots of fruit flavors...Wine Spectator

 

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1989 Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou St. Julien
Price: $260.00    Sale $219.00
11 bottles in stock

(92 points)  Delivers lots of tanned leather and spices, with very ripe fruit, from dried strawberry to raisin, turning to jam. Full-bodied, offering a very fresh palate of exotic fruit, currant and raisin as well as silky and polished tannins. So long and beautiful. Why wait? But it has a long life ahead. (JS, Web-2010) Wine Spectator

 

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1989 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan
Price: $250.00    Sale $195.00
11 bottles in stock

(90 Points)  Elegant and well made. Color is medium-dark ruby. Aromas of dried cherries and licorice. Full-bodied and well structured, with compacted velvety tannins and a long aftertaste of chocolate and fruit and hints of earth.--1989 Bordeaux horizontal. Best after 2004. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 1999

 

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1995 Chateau Haut Batailley Pessac Leognan
Price: $90.00       Sale $70.00
11 bottles in stock

(92 points) Wonderful aromas of citrus fruit, blackberry and currant. Full-bodied, with Port-like flavors and chewy tannins. Super well-structured. Needs time to come together. (JS) (6/2007) Wine Spectator
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1995 Chateau Leoville Barton St Julien
Price: $140.00    Sale $115.00
11 bottles in stock

(92-94 points) Tasted wonderful in October 2000. A meaty rich ripe nose of cassis, mulberry and cherry. Full-bodied and expansive structure. Approachable with layers of strawberries and red fruits. A rich voluptuous Barton that should be ready in 2-3 yrs. Then blind in April 2005. A very attractive nose with a slight under-ripeness that lends it freshness and vitality. The palate is well-balanced with toasty new oak. But quite backward compared to others with a dense sweet, chocolate tinged finish. Quite modern in style on the surface, but you can tell that there is a robust classic structure underneath. (NM) (3/2005) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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1996 Chateau La Gaffeliere St. Emilion
Price: $142.50    Sale $125.40
11 bottles in stock

Winemaker's Notes:  The Château believes in a very long fermentation and in replanting only when absolutely to maintain a good average of old vines. These two factors combined with the high proportion of new oak casks gives a firmness and body to the wine and a tendency to slower maturing in bottle than most Saint Emilions.

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2001 Chateau Angelus St Emilion Grand Cru
Price: $595.00    Sale $495.00
11 bottles in stock

(93 Points) A brilliant performance by Hubert de Bouard, the 2001 Angelus (6,250 cases) is a more restrained and delineated version of the 2000. It has shed much of its tannin, and seems far more evolved and open-knit than I thought prior to bottling. Its deep purple color is followed by a rich nose of creosote, charcoal, blackberries, plums, cassis, and espresso roast. Elegant, medium-bodied, and rich, with a measured ripeness and moderate structure in the pure, nicely proportioned finish, it is less massive than either the 2000 or 2003, yet is also beautifully put together. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017. Wine Advocate #153

 

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2003 Chateau Pontet Canet Pauillac
Price: $150.00    Sale $132.00
11 bottles in stock

(95 Points) One cannot say enough about the labors of proprietor Alfred Tesseron, who has personally overseen the dramatic increase in quality of the wines at Pontet-Canet which started in a significant manner with 1994. This is a classic Pauillac-styled wine (meaning oodles of cassis flavors), as one might expect from a vineyard on the plateau of Pauillac, across the street from Mouton-Rothschild.

One of the great successes of the vintage and certainly one of the most profound Pontet-Canets made over the last decade is the 2003. Deep purple to the rim with a glorious nose of scorched earth, black currant jam, smoke, licorice, and roasted meats, it is full-bodied, incredibly powerful, dense, with low acidity but high tannin, broad-shouldered, and savory. This is a stunning, pure, classic Pontet-Canet that should be at its best between 2010 and 2035. Wine Advocate #164, Apr 2006

 

 

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Menu

Selection of Cheese and Charcuterie:  Beemster Gouda, Prosciutto di San Daniele

French Country Pate with brioche Toast and Corichon and Beet Salad

Braised Lamb Shank Satsuma served over creamy polenta

Cannelé Bordelais

 

There are only 16 spaces available for this event and the fee for this tasting is $195 + tax for reservations call 954-523-9463 or e-mail andy@winewatch.com.