VINTAGE 2015 (MOSTLY) CRU CLASSE BORDEAUX TASTING

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Join me for this SPECtacular event!

Vintage 2015 (Mostly) Cru Classé Bordeaux Tasting

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

Spec’s will host over 30 Bordeaux chateau owners, directors, and/or winemakers presenting 62

mostly Cru Classé Bordeaux wines all from the suberb 2015 vintage in a standup- and-walkaround

tasting format. This is our seventh time to host such a delegation from Bordeaux and each

of the previous events have been smashing successes. The list of well-known and highly

regarded Bordeaux wineries includes …

Pomerol: Chx. Clinet, Gazin, Croix St. Georges, and La Pointe (along with 2nd vin Ballade de

La Pointe)

St. Emilion: Chx. Canon la Gaffeliere, Clos l’Oratoire, Daugay, Grand Corbin Despagne, La

Confession, Larcis Ducasse, and Pavie Macquin

St. Georges St. Emilion: Ch. Cap St. George

Castillon: Chx. d’Aiguilhe and Ampelia

Francs: Ch. Puygueraud

Bordeaux: Chx. Croix Mouton and le Conseiller

St. Estephe: Chx. Phelan Segur, Lafon Rochet, and les Ormes de Pez

Pauillac: Chx. Pichon Lalande (with 2nd vin Reserve de la Comtesse), Pichon Baron (with 2nd

vin Les Griffons), Pibran, Lynch Bages (with 2nd vin Echo de Lynch Bages), Grand Puy

Lacoste (with 2nd vin Lacoste Borie), Clerc Milon, d’Armailhac, and Haut Bages Liberal

St. Julien: Chx. Branaire Ducru, Leoville Barton and Langoa Barton, Leoville Poyferrre, and

Talbot

Margaux: Chx. Giscours, Cantenac Brown, Ferriere, du Tertre and Brane Cantenac (along

with 2nd vin Baron de Brane)

Haut Medoc, Moulis, Listrac: Chx. Cantemerle, Chasse Spleen, Camensac, Mauvesin Barton,

and Senejac

Pessac Leognan Reds: Chx. Carmes Haut Brion, Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier, Smith

Haut Lafitte, Clos Marsalette, and Haut Bailly with 2nd vin La Parde de Haut Bailly

Dry Whites: Domaine de Chevalier, Smith Haut Lafitte, and Blanc de Lynch Bages (2014)

Sweet Whites: Chx. Suduiraut (along with 2nd vin Lions de Suduiraut) and Coutet

As you can see, We’ll be tasting great wines from every Major appellation in Bordeaux.

The tasting will open at 4:30pm and run until 8:30pm, giving you 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 Vintage 2015 Mostly Cru Classé Bordeaux Tasting will

cost $100.00 per person (including a 5% discount for cash or check, regular price is $105.26). To

purchase your ticket, please contact Susan at 713-854-7855 or coburnsusan2@gmail.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.

If you buy a ticket and will not be able to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours before the event.

No shows and later cancellations will be charged.

Thank you,

James C. Barlow,CWE,CSS

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