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
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
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
James C. Barlow,CWE,CSS