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January Events

January 07, 2021
Theme Enjoying Clarets for Everyday
Venue Via Zoom
Location Chez vous
Date Jan 07, 2021
Time 17:00

This tasting  will be based around tasting and discussing three recent vintages for red Bordeaux, by looking at:

  • Wines which are accessible – “lunchtime clarets”, i.e. modest red Bordeaux – rather than rock stars; and
  • Developments during the last twenty years: Left Bank, Right Bank; relationships abroad; styles of wine; new permitted grapes; sustainability and climate change.

I’ve chosen wines from the current Majestic list to illustrate the following vintages:

  • 2016 – Left Bank (e.g. Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon predominant)
  • 2015 – Right Bank (St Émilion or Pomerol)
  • 2010 – either.
  1. 2016 Chateau Tour Bayard Montagne 2016 £13.99
    or
    2016 Château Méaume  Bordeaux Supérieur £10.99
    or
    2016 Definition Claret £9.99
  2. 2015 Château Grand Faurie La Rose St-Emilion Grand Cru £18.99
    or
    2015 Chateau Marzy Pomerol2
  3. 2010 Chateau Caillou, Pomerol £32.97
    or
    2010 Château Citran ‘Moulin de Citran’, Haut-Médoc £16.99