UPDATED – ANNUAL “MOSTLY CRU CLASSÉ” BORDEAUX TASTING at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, please join Spec’s as we host 45 Bordeaux chateau owners, directors, and/or winemakers presenting 65 mostly Cru Classé Bordeaux wines all from the 2012 vintage in a walk-around tasting format at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice. This is our fourth time to host such a delegation from Bordeaux. As each of the last three years’ events were smashing successes, the chateaux are coming back and they are bringing friends – so we will be showing more wines. Please scroll down for the complete list of well-known and highly-regarded chateaux.

The tasting will open at 4:30pm and run until 8:30pm, giving tasters ample time to taste the wines and visit with our guests from Bordeaux. The tasting will include a spread of artisanal cheeses and breads chosen to help absorb the wines and refresh the palate. We will taste from Riedel Degustazione (tasting) glasses. The 2012 Cru Classé Bordeaux Tasting will cost $80.00 total per person cash ($84.21 regular). To reserve your spot for this unique Bordeaux Event, please call Marlo at 832-660-0250 or email MarloAmmons@specsonline.com. The Crystal Ballroom at the Rice is located in downtown Houston at 909 Texas Avenue between Travis and Main. Valet Parking will be available.

THE WINES:
Dry Whites: Ch. Martinon (Entre Deux Mers), Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, and Smith Haut Lafitte (all Pessac Leognan Blanc).
Sweet Whites: Ch. Coutet (Barsac) and Suduiraut (with Lions de Suduiraut – both Sauternes)
Haut Medoc: Camensac, Cantemerle, Chasse Spleen, La Tour Carnet, Mauvesin, and Senejac
Margaux: Chx. Cantenac Brown, Ferriere, Brane Cantenac (and Baron de Brane).
Pauillac: Chx. d’Armailhac, Clerc Milon, Lynch Bages (with Echo de Lynch Bages), Haut Batailley, Grand Puy Lacoste (with Lacoste Borie), Haut Bages Liberal, Pibran, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande (with Reserve de la Comtesse)
Pessac Leognan Rouge: Chx. Carbonnieux, Clos Marsalette, Domaine de Chevalier, Pape Clément and Smith Haut Lafitte
Pomerol: Chx. Clinet, le Croix St. Georges, Gazin, La Pointe (with Pomerol de la Pointe)
St. Emilion: Chx. Grand Corbin Despagne, Berliquet, Canon La Gaffeliere and Clos de l’Oratoire, la Confession, Daugay, Fombrauge, Larcis Ducasse, Pavie MacQuin, and Vieux Clos St. Emilion.
St. Julien: Chx. Branaire Dudru, Gloria and St. Pierre, Hortevie, Langoa-Barton and Leoville-Barton, Leoville-Poyferre, and Talbot
Other Appellations: Chx. le Conseiller, Croix Mouton, and 20 Mille (all Bordeaux), Ampélia and d’Aiguilhe (both Castillon), and Puygueraud (Francs)

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