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2008 Chateau Gazin l’Hospitalet de Gazin Pomerol

In Bordeaux, Bordeaux on October 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

gazinThe Hospitalet opens with a wonderful ripe purity of black currants, the sweet smoky smell of caramels, a cedary touch of camphor and pencil lead, and a high-toned note of fresh raspberries.  All those flavors are extraordinary, but to me the palate is what is absolutely killer – only in Pomerol can wines achieve the stunning integration of tannins, rich and mineral fruit, and densely textured but intricately fine tannins.  It’s fresh, it’s delicious, it drinks now, and it will drink better and better for at least the next 15 years.

So don’t wait, but don’t hurry.  Power on through your first couple of bottles (cases?), yet also lay some down for the future – they’ll always be right in the pocket.

And one more thing.  While I love Pomerol, I don’t often get a chance to drink it.  Why?  Gazin’s next door neighbor, Petrus, starts at $13,000 a bottle in bad vintages.  l’Evangile isn’t far behind.  Chateau Gazin is usually around $200 a bottle.  This wine, while maybe not Tuesday night drinking, presents a stunning value.  And they only made 2,000 cases for the world.  Let’s all drink some Pomerol!

Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com

 

Argentina: A Wine Pairing Seminar

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Date: Wednesday, October 22
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $60 per person, price includes wines and food.
Format: Wine Pairing, RSVP required

Argentina – now famous for Malbec.

But there is more to Argentina than Malbec – great Cabernet, fantastic Chardonnay, exciting Torrontes and some of the world’s oldest Cabernet Franc vines.  But even beyond these delights are the history, culture, and culinary wonders of Argentina.

At this tasting, Waterford Wine Company presents Argentina and its wines through the fun, exciting tradition of the asado grande – yes, the Asado Grande.  Not just a Great Grill, but a cultural tradition that gives us entry into the beautiful world that is Argentina.

Join us for a stimulating conversation across Argentina’s wine regions while enjoying several little snacks that will offer a perfect pairing to the wines.

It’s the ultimate in food, wine and fun!

2012 Schiopetto Pinot Grigio

In Pinot Grigio on October 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm

schiopettoHailing from Colli Orientali del Friuli, Schiopetto will destroy any preconception you may have about Italian Pinot Grigio.  Because this wine isn’t just world-class, it’s legendary:

The 2012 opens with aromas of white flowers, honeysuckle, orange blossoms, peaches and juicy, fully ripe apricots.  These aromas are so intense that even the most casual of drinkers will nearly have their heads explode with imbibing excitement.  But the aromas aren’t over-blown like some cheap tarted-up New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  They are refined, tightly woven together and within each other, like a finely executed Verdi love duet.

The front palate is texturally dense, with a seamless core of fruit flavors that last all the way to the back of the palate and right on through to a minutes-long finish.  Along the way, a vast expression of flavors will leave you wondering where Pinot Grigio has been all your life. Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com