We are pleased to offer a tasting of Bordeaux Right Bank wines to inaugurate the 2009-2010 season. With five selections from St. Emilion and three from Pomerol (home of Petrus), we can compare the two regions. Pomerol produces only 5.3 million gallons of wine over 2700 hectares and is characterized by more robust flavours which lend longer aging, whereas St. Emilion is one of the largest and oldest viticulture areas, producing 36 million gallons (over one third of Bordeaux production). St. Emilion wines tend to reach maturity quicker. The 2004 vintage was rated above average to excellent with early maturing for these two regions and these wines should be drinking well right now. The selection includes Premier Grand Crus such as Beausejour Duffau Lagarrosse, Beausejour Becot and Troplong Mondot as well as some Grand Crus such as Beauregard and Le Bon Pasteur. For a complete listing and tasting notes of our wines, please click here (you will leave this Blog).
Our guest speaker is Peter Boyd, profiled in Wine Access magazine as one of "Canada's Top Sommeliers". Peter has had a long association with Scaramouche Restaurant, worked with some of Canada’s best chefs, and spent time living and working in France. We are delighted that he can join us for the evening.
Date: Tues. Sept. 22, 2009
Time: 6 PM
Price: Members: $65 Guests: $80
Venue: The Toronto Board of Trade, 4th floor (Downtown Toronto), 1st Cdn Place, King St. West (NW Corner of King & Bay St.), Toronto
Directions: How to Find the Toronto Board of Trade
Cheques must be received by Fri. Sept. 18/09
Online Payments - Sun. Sept. 20/09
Cheque-payment option to be disabled midnight, Tues. Sept. 15/09
Please note that all reservations/payments are final!