Grand Cercle Des Vins De Bordeaux Tasting Event! #WineWednesday
Last week I was invited out to the gorgeous Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills for Grand Cercle Des Vins De Bordeaux Tasting Event. While I have been becoming more of a wine person in the past few years, I definitely always gravitate towards reds, so a roomful of gorgeous French wine makers at the ready in a banquet room to pour me some of the best wines from their region, was a great afternoon for me!
With nearly 40 wine makers at the event, I know what you’re thinking, “I could totally see Mary attempt to try over 40 wines in under 2 hours, & fall asleep in a taxi ride home” but, fear not, my friends. I was smart & researched which wines I was most anxious to try, & kept the tasting to a minimum, but, I will admit, I might have gotten seconds of some of the decadent cheeses to be tried! Below, I have made up a list of wines I tried & that left the most impression on me. Check them out & enjoy Wine Wednesday!
Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque is prominent with 65% Merlot & upon first sip was very light, then as it went down I felt the spiciness to it “pop”. My immediate thoughts were that of black pepper & vanilla. A great choice if you’re looking for a bit of a racy, zest glass.
Chateau Les Trois Croix was definitely a highlight of my day as I love Merlot, & this varietal had 80% to it, along with 20% Cabernet Franc. First reaction was berry notes, then it turned into a woody flare. It made me feel like a great, red sauce pasta dish.
Chateau Dalem was particularly a divine, surprising taste. Very bull bodied, with a zing of cherry, I immediately thought at first it was too bitter, but, then, it felt like magic was happening on my palette! An extremely great red.
Chateau Vin de Reignac I don’t know about you, but, I immediately think of a red wine when I hear “Bordeaux”, so, it was absolutely amazing to try out their white varietal, since I’ve been in a huge white drinking phase & seriously? This was one of the best, most refreshing whites I’ve ever had. It literally felt like I had swallowed a garden. Fruity notes with undertones of citrus has kept me thinking of this white from Reignac, located 20 minutes outside of Bordeaux.
I’m so glad I was able to make it out to this wonderful afternoon. If you’re a wine drinker, have you tried any varietals from Bordeaux? xo
(*Disclosure: I covered this event as Media. All opinions are my own.)