Grand Cru Horizontal Tasting

As usual tasting will be held at my house.   Tasting will be limited to 14 persons.                        

Date: Sunday, Nov. 3rd, Time 2pm, Cost only $80       Todays retail prices, over $1,500

                        As always, gourmet snacks by Valerie.

Preview Below:               (Check out Bonus bottle at bottom of page.)

The surprising winner was the Chateau Boyd Cantenac, followed by the Chateau Lynch Bages. Even after 25 years, the Chateau Mouton was still amazing.

  • Chateau Clerc Milon, Pauillac, 5th growth, WA-90, WS-90, WE-93 - (42% Cab. Sauv., 40% Merlot, 26% Cab. Franc, 2% Petit Verdot) 43.6 ha

  • Chateau Ormes dr Pez, Saint Estephe, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel WA-90, WS-91, WE-91 (Owner Jean Charles Cazes along with Ch. Lynch Bages)

  • Chateau Haut Batailley, Pauillac, 5th growth, WA-90 (65% Cab. Sauv., 25% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc) 22ha

  • Chateau Brainaire Ducru, Saint Julien, 4th growth, WE-93, WS-91, WA-91, 50 ha (70% Cab. Sauv., 22% Merlot, 4% Cab. Franc, 4% Petit Verdot)

  • Chateau de Pez, Saint Estephe, Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel, WA-89, WE-89, 38 ha (Merlot 48%, Cab. Sauv. 45%, Cab. Franc 4%, Petit Verdot 2%, Malbec 1%)

  • Chateau Boyd Cantenac, Margaux, 3rd growth, WS-89, 46 ha (Cab. Sauv. 60%, Merlot 25%, Cab. Franc 8%, Petit Verdot 7%)

  • Chateau Rol Valentin, St. Emilion, Grand Cru, WS-90, WA-88, 4.6 ha (Merlot 85%, Cab. Franc 8%, Cab. Sauv. 7%)

  • Chateau Calon Segur, St. Estephe, 3rd growth, WA-90 (80% Cab. Sauv., 16% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot) 74 ha

  • Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac, 5th growth, 90 ha, (Cab. Sauv. 75%, Merlot 25%) Owned by Francis Xavier Barie along with Ch. Ormes de Pez.

  • Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, 5th growth, WS-91, 90 ha, ( Cab. Sauv. 73%, Merlot 15%, Cab. Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 2%) 15 months in oak.

  • Chateau Lagrange, St. Julien, 3rd growth, WS-91, WA-89, 110 ha, (Cab. Sauv. 65%, Merlot 28%, Petit Verdot 7%) 20 months in oak.

  • Chateau l' Enclos, Pomerol, WA-89, WS-91, 8.84 ha (Merlot 82%, Cab. Franc 17%, Malbec 1%)

                        Plus Bonus Bottle, 1988 Chateau Mouton Rothschild.

              20 years older than the rest. Grand Cru, Originally WS-100, Todays average price $465

    Below the Chai at Chateau Mouton. Also Baron Philippe Rothschild (1902-1988) and his daughter Baroness Philppine Rothschild.