Jan 202012
 

UGC or BUSTYep, more than one hundred classified growth Bordeaux chateaux, all pouring their 2009 vintage at a series of tastings through America:  Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, New York…and all represented by the chateaux owner.  It’s a dream come true.

Admittedly, we’re organizing the whole thing, so sometimes those dreams are interrupted when we wake up in the middle of the night and make sure that we’ve thought of everything.  Usually we have.  Back to sleep.

And we don’t have to try and taste all of the wines in a single afternoon.  In fact, we usually pace ourselves:  first city is dry whites only, from Pessac-Leognan and Graves.  Then the next night we move on to the reds of Pessac-Leognan, and work our way through the Medoc and Haut-Medoc wines.  And then the third evening is all about the Right Bank:  St. Emilion and Pomerol.  And we wrap up our tour with the rest of the Left Bank:  Margaux through St. Estephe…

Sauternes and Barsac, you ask?  Every night, just a few.  Mmmm.

The 2009 vintage is a truly great one in Bordeaux, and we are very excited about the wines.  And it may be an even better vintage for the sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac.

And we quote the coach of the San Francisco 49ers:  Who has it better than us?

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