Fine Wine - Vintage 2000 Bordeaux Grand Cru Classe
2 CANCELLATION PLACES AVAILABLE Bordeaux is the most recognised wine region in the world commanding the world's highest prices at the top-end. These highest-quality wines are often sold and re-sold as investment stock and rarely enjoyed as they should be. It is from the Left-Bank, named so as it is the area lying to the left of the Gironde River, that hosts some of the finest Chateaux in villages such as Pauillac, Margaux, Saint-Estephe and Saint-Julien. This is where the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is king found as the predominate grape variety in the red blends of the area. This is one the greatest grape varieties in the world for 'laying-down' improving with age. Usually a minimum of 10 years from the great estates is needed hence why we are hosting a 2000 tasting - these wines are just opening up for our enjoyment!
You will taste 6 examples from the highly acclaimed 2000 vintage rated as a 'great vintage' by Clive Coates MW and classifying it as one of the best vintages in the past 20 years. All wines are 2nd Growths (1855 Classification). The epitomy of Bordeaux Left-Bank wines are classified from 1st Growth to 5th Growth known simply on the label as the Grand Cru Classes.
Wines on Tasting:
- Chateau Leoville-Barton, Saint-Julien, 2nd Growth, £110 (96 RP, 18.5 CC)
- Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron (pictured), Pauillac, 2nd Growth, £200 (96 RP, 17.5 CC)
- Chateau Figeac, Saint-Emillion Grand Cru Classe B, £150 (93 RP, 16.5 CC)
- Chateau Rauzan-Segla, Margaux, 2nd Growth, £90 (95 RP, 17.5 CC)
- Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Margaux, 2nd Growth, £85 (91 RP, 16 CC)
- Chateau Haut-Bailly, Pessac-Leognan, Cru Classe, £85 (90 RP)
RP - Robert Parker score out of 100. Robert Parker is the foremost important Bordeaux wine assessor in the world of wine.
CC - Clive Coates MW. Clive is a leading assessor of Burgundy and Bordeaux fine wine.
Prices - these are the current lowest market price per bottle (price will increase by July)
Growth - 1st Growth (highest) to 5th Growth (lowest) of Grand Cru Classe only. These are the greatest wines of Bordeaux.
This is a wonderful tasting and an excellent opportunity to taste Bordeaux at its' best. These wines are a representation of Bordeaux Grand Cru Classes that are now ready to be enjoyed as they are from the stunning 2000 vintage.
Do not miss!
Places Available: 2
Course Date/Time: Wed 7th Dec 2011 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham