Clarence Dillon – Ch. Quintus and More Tasting

Bear Dalton and Le Dragon de Quintus

On SUNDAY, October 21st at 6pm, please join me in welcoming estate manager François Cap de Mourlin of Chateau Quintus to the Wine School at l’Alliance Française for a tasting of a baker’s (vinter’s?) dozen wines from the Clarence Dillon (Haut Brion, La Mission Haut Brion, Quintus, and Clarendelle) portfolio focusing on the wines of Ch. Quintus.

Ch. Quintus is the Saint Emilion property that Prince Robert of Haut Brion and his team began building in 2011 with the purchase of what used to be called Ch. Tertre Daugay and the addition in 2013 of what used to be called Ch. l’Arrosee. The resulting Quintus estate now provides the grapes for Ch. Quintus and its 2nd vin Le Dragon de Quintus.

For this tasting, we will start with the Clarence Dillon proprietary blend under the Clarendelle label, then taste the three vintages of Le Dragon de Quintus along with on vintage each of the 2nd wine of Ch. Haut Brion (Le Clarence de Haut Brion) and Ch. La Mission Haut Brion (La Chapelle de la Mission) followed by three vintages of Ch. Quintus and finishing with the 2015 Clarté de Haut Brion (the stunning 2nd white wine of both Ch. Haut Brion and Ch. La Mission Haut Brion).

The line up in order of tasting:
Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2017
Clarendelle Bordeaux Rouge 2014
Clarendelle St. Emillon 2014
Clarendelle Medoc 2014
Dragon de Quintus St. Emilion 2014
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2014
Le Clarence de Haut Brion  Pessac Leognan 2014
Dragon de Quintus St. Emilion 2015
Dragon de Quintus St. Emilion 2016
Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion 2014
Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion 2015
Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion 2016
Clarté de Haut Brion (Blanc), Pessac Leognan, 2015

This Clarence Dillon – Ch. Quintus and More Tasting will cost $60.00 per person (cash or check) or $63.16 regular. The class will meet at 6pm on SUNDAY October 21st at l’Alliance Française. To purchase your ticket, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or coburnsusan2@gmail.com.

L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

If you buy a ticket and will not be able to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours before the class or you may be charged. Later cancellations will not be charged if we can fill the seat. This is often case as we regularly have waiting lists for these classes.

Ch. QUINTUS – CLARENCE DILLON Tasting

On SUNDAY, October 21st at 6pm, please join me in welcoming estate manager Jean Cap de Mourlin of Chateau Quintus of Domaines Clarence Dillon in Bordeaux to the Wine School at l’Alliance Française for a tasting of a baker’s (vinter’s?) dozen wines from the Clarence Dillon portfolio focusing on the wines of Ch. Quintus. Domaines Clarence Dillon is the umbrella over Ch. Haut Brion and Ch. La Mission Haut Brion in Pessac Leognan as well as Ch. Quintus in St. Emilion and the Clarendelle wines.

The line up:
Clarendelle Bordeaux Blanc 2017
Clarendelle Bordeaux Rouge 2014
Clarendelle St. Emillon 2014
Clarendelle Medoc 2014
Dragon de Quintus St. Emilion 2014
La Chapelle de La Mission Haut Brion Pessac Leognan 2014
Le Clarence de Haut Brion  Pessac Leognan 2014
Dragon de Quintus St. Emilion 2015
Dragon de Quintus St. Emilion 2016
Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion 2014
Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion 2015
Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion 2016
Clarté de Haut Brion (Blanc), Pessac Leognan, 2015

This Ch. Quintus – Clarence Dillon Tastingwill cost $60.00per person (cash or check) or $63.16 regular. The class will meet at 6pm on SUNDAY October 21st at l’Alliance Française. To purchase your ticket, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or coburnsusan2@gmail.com.

L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

If you buy a ticket and will not be able to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours before the class or you may be charged. Later cancellations will not be charged if we can fill the seat. This is often case as we regularly have waiting lists for these classes.

Bordeaux Dinner

At 7pm on Thursday, October 18th, please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton, at Lucio’sfor a fun and delicious look at 2012, 2014, and 2015 Left Bank Bordeaux paired with a wine friendly menu.  We’ll start with Champagne after which we will go directly to the 2014s paired with duck. After that, three 2015s with the lamb followed by three 2012s with the cheese. We’ll finish up with a fresh 2014 sauternes.

THE MENU
Crab Cake
Andre Clouet Cuvee 1911 Grand Cru, Champagne, NV

Grilled Duck Breast
with fennel puree,  spinach, date marmalade, and duck jus
Ch. Ferriere, Margaux, 2014
Ch. Saint Pierre, St. Julien, 2014
Ch. Pichon Lalande, Pauillac, 2014

Rack of Lamb with stacked potato
Ch. Ferriere, Margaux, 2015
Ch. Saint Pierre, St. Julien, 2015
Ch. Pichon Lalande, Pauillac, 2015

A selection of Cheeses
Ch. Ferriere, Margaux, 2012
Ch. Saint Pierre, St. Julien, 2012
Ch. Pichon Lalande, Pauillac, 2012

Crème Brulee
Lions de Ch. Sauduiraut, Sauternes, 2014

This Bordeaux Dinner will cost $160 per person including a 5% discount for cash or check (or $162.42 regular). All taxes and tips are included.
For reservations, please reply by email to BearDalton@mac.com.
Please include a call back number in your email reply.
Lucio’s is located at 905 Taft.
Hope to see you there.

SOLD OUT – BORDEAUX VALUE: A Look at Where Value is Found in Bordeaux Wines

Coming into fall and hopefully coinciding with our first real cool front, this seems like a good time to taste through a range of Bordeaux wines all offering real value at their price points. So please join me, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton at 7pm on Monday, October 15th at the Wine School at l’Alliance Française for BORDEAUX Value: A Look at Where Value is Found in Bordeaux Wines. In this seminar tasting, we’ll look at two white and ten red wines from around Bordeaux that offer both high quality and great value. Topics of discussion will include vintages, the styles of Bordeaux, and the grape varieties and techniques used to make the wines. Bread and cheese will be served. The ticket price will be donated to The Houston Area Women’s Center.

The following twelve Bordeaux wines will be served:
Ch. d’Archambeau Graves Blanc 2016
Ch. La Louviere Blanc Pessac Leognan 2015
Ch. Puygueraud Cotes De Francs 2015
Ch. Vieux Ch St Andre Montagne St Emilion 2015
Ch. Daugay St Emilion 2015
Ch. La Pointe Pomerol 2015
Ch. Carbonnieux Rouge Pessac Leognan 2015
Ch. Pontac Phenix Haut Medoc 2012
Ch. Cantemerle Haut Medoc 2014
Pavillon Leoville Poyferre St. Julien 2014
Ch. Ferriere Margaux 2012
Ch. Haut Batailley Pauillac 2011To buy your ticket, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or coburnsusan2@gmail.com. The cost of this class is a $20 donation (cash or check only please) to the Houston Area Women’s Center.About The Houston Area Women’s Center:
For over 35 years, the Houston Area Women’s Center has worked relentlessly to help survivors affected by domestic and sexual violence build lives free from the effects of violence. Given our humble beginnings – we started with nine active volunteers answering donated phones – we are proud at how we have grown. Today, we have 115 paid staff, a counseling and administrative building, a residential shelter for 120 women and children, a state-of-the-art hotline call center and over 1,000 active volunteers.L’Alliance Française is the French cultural center in Houston. Located at 427 Lovett Blvd., l’Alliance is on the southeast corner of Lovett and Whitney (one block south of Westheimer and two blocks east of Montrose).

If you buy a ticket and will not be able to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours before the class or you may be charged. Later cancellations will not be charged if we can fill the seat. This is often case as we regularly have waiting lists for these classes.

With almost 40 years experience in the wine business and 30 plus years experience teaching about wine, Spec’s fine wine buyer Bear Dalton is one of the top wine authorities as well as the most experienced wine educator in Texas.