Great Vintage Bordeaux


    A never to be repeated tasting of mature Bordeaux. Seven of these wines are listed on the prestigious 1855 official Bordeaux classification. Including 2 first growths, 2 second growths, 1 third growth, 1 fourth growth and 1 fifth growth. Added extra, a 1st growth Sauternes, for dessert. Over $2,500 worth of wines. Total of 15 bottles. Most are no longer available. For many, this could be their only chance to taste a First Growth Bordeaux. Since the new ones retail for over $1,000 each.

Some Bordeaux favorites prepared in a classic Bordelaise sauce by Valerie.

As usual tasting will be held at my house. Limited to 16 people.

If you reserve a seat, and you cancel within two weeks of the tasting, you will still be responsible for the cost. Unless we have people on the wait list, who can take your place.

Date: Sept. 16th. Time: 2pm.   Tasting fee $95. To be paid by Sept. 2nd..  

Not one bad bottle in the bunch. A good time was had by all. The favorite of the tasting and it's second wine. Many of the tasters had questions about the cost of these wines today. So I looked them up. Based on today's "Wine Searcher" report, the average cost of these wines was $2,381. Todays average cost listed by each wine.

Starting with a Grand Cru or 1st growth 1994 Horizontal.

Chateau Lafite Rothschild vs Chateau Mouton Rothschild

    #1. $778   ws-93, wa-91       #2. $481   ws-91, wa-91

Followed by:

#3. $120 1995 Chateau Leoville Barton - St. Julien (2nd Growth)

#4, $124 1998 Chateau Beychevelle (Fourth Growth) ws-91, wa-92

#5, $23 1999 Chateau Marsau - Cotes de Bordeaux

#6. $53 2000 Chateau Meyney - St. Estephe

#7. $209 2000 Chateau Cos d'Estournel - St. Estephe (2nd Growth)ws-96

#8. $65 2000 Chateau Les Pagodes de Cos - (2nd wine of Cos d'Estournel)

#9. $70 2000 Chateau Darius - St. Emilion

#10. $56 2000 Chateau L'Archange - St. Emilion

#11 $61 2000 Chateau Les Ormes de Pez - St. Estephe

#12. $146 2001 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste - Pauillac -(5th Growth)

#13. $37 2003 Chateau Clauzet - St. Estephe

#14. $53 2005 Chateau LaGrange - St. Julien (3rd Growth)

#15. $75 1996 Chateau Suduiraut - Sauternes

(1st growth in 1855 Sauternes Classification)