Bordeaux – Masterclass 2017

$165.00 per person
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12:00 pm Saturday,
December 5, 2020 - December 5, 2020

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PWS Bank Street

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The bottled 2017 Bordeaux capture all ups and downs that were characteristic of a growing season marked by dramatic frost and uneven weather throughout the rest of the year. Although 2017 is not a great vintage across the board, it is a vintage with many great wines. ANTONIO GALLONI

The story of Bordeaux 2017 really began during EP for the 2016 releases. Bordeaux, like the rest of France was struck by three consecutive days of frost in late spring which devastated the vines, and in some cases, led to the total loss of crop for estates. Overall Bordeaux yields were reduced by 80% of normal. However, to borrow from Will Hargrove, the frost in 2017 was a snob. The best terroirs of the right bank were spared, and the communes of Saint-Estephe, Saint-Julien and Pauillac – in other words those closest to the moderating effects of the river Gironde. It seems that in Bordeaux, as everywhere, terroir does matter! It is also an outstanding vintage for Sauternes and Bordeaux Blanc.

So as one of the first events back after this strange year we thought we should try a few –

Blanc de Chasse Spleen 2017
Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2017

Clos du Marquis 2017
Calon Segur 2017
Montrose 2017

La Ville Cure
Canon 2017
Vieux Chateau Certan 2017

Coutet 2017
Riesussec 2017 


This sit down master-class will present a snapshot of the very drinkable 2017’s a couple of great whites – a bracket of reds from the left and right bank and two delicious Sauternes. Nicky will prepare a little plate to help with the reds – so you can call it a lunch. Only 20 places available – well spread out in the Barolo room upstairs at Bellota.

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