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TastersguildNY Retrospective Of 1986 Chateau Latour(96 ), 1985 Chateau Mission Haut Brion (92), 1985 Chateau Evangile (96) 1985 Chateau Pichon Lalande (96) And More




TastersguildNY Retrospective Of 1986 Chateau Latour(96 ), 1985 Chateau Mission Haut Brion (92), 1985 Chateau Evangile (96) 1985 Chateau Pichon Lalande (96) And More

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Speaker: Harriet Lembeck, Wine Educator, President of Wine & Spirits Program

1985 was rated a 5 star vintage by Michael Broadbent. 1986 was rated A 4 Star Vintage by Michael Broadbent.

We tasting 12 of the finest wines of 1985 and 1986 Bordeaux

Prices are full markup retail price. We asked for one vote for favorite for Flight I, Flight II, and Flight III and IV. Château l’Evangile 1985 was the favorite for Flight I, Château Canon 1985 was the favorite for Flight II, Château Pichon Lalande 1985 was the favorite for Flight III and Château Latour 1986 was the favorite for Flight I. The cheese was Monterey Jack provided by Cabot Cheese of Vermont. A wonderful time was had by all. All the wines showed well.

 
Flight I: Pomerol Votes Full Retail Price $
Château Clinet 1988
Ripe fruit, beautiful color, young and fruity, depth in nose, youthful, and fruity. Long finish.
3 $180.00
Château Certan de May 1986
Darker color, less fruit. No tannin, more complex long finish. Very dry.
1 $125.00
Château l’Evangile 1985
Dark color, deep in center. Clear rim, elegant, lovely, very long finish. Very dry. Some tannin. The favorite of this Flight.

10 $399.99
Flight II: St Emilion Votes Full Retail Price $
Château Canon La Gaffelière 1988
A lot of tannin. Nice acidity, very dry. Young, long finish.
5 $150.00
Château Canon 1985
Lots of tannin. Woody, mouth filling, alcohol on tongue. Long finish. The favorite of this Flight.
7 $95.00
Château Ausone 1985
Deep color, nice fruit, soft.

3 $448.00
Flight III: Medoc Votes Full Retail Price $
Château Chasse Spleen 1986
Nice color, exotic aromas, lots of tannin and acidit, wood.
0 $75.00
Château Clerc-Milon 1986
Big round, lots of tannin.
1 $105.00
Château Pichon Lalande 1985
Clear rim, Sensuous textures, deep concentrated layers of ripe fruit and a perfume filled with earth, tobacco and cassis. A very pretty wine. The favorite of this Flight.
8 $275.00
Château Gruaud-Larose 1985
Roses, no rim. Floral, tannin, long finish.

5 $162.00
Flight IV: Medoc and Graves Votes Full Retail Price $
Château Latour 1986
Cassis, gravel, earth, lead pencil, smoke, tobacco, truffle and cedar chest glory. Aromatic, with a very long finish. Huge. The favorite of this Flight.
7 $765.00
Château La Mission Haut Brion 1985
A perfect Bordeaux. Cedar closet, cassis, tobacco, smoke, earth, forest floor, and cigar box aromatics. A lovely wine.



6 $330.00
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