On September 11, 2012, TVC sampled both Left Bank and Right Bank wines from the 2001 vintage. Specifically, we lined up four wines from Pauillac, two from St. Julien and one apiece from Pessac-Leognan and Pomerol. The 2001 Haute-Médoc wines (those from Margaux, Saint-Julien and Pauillac) have proven successful, earning high praise from wine connoisseurs. For example, Pichon Baron from Pauillac earned a score of 94 points for its fruity, superbly concentrated and strong vintage. While the wines from St. Julien also scored well with Leoville Poyferré earning 92 points for its ripe tannins and strong structure and Talbot garnering 91 points for its beautiful aroma and delicious cherry taste. The Smith-Haut-Lafitte from Pessac-Leognan and La Croix de Gay from Pomerol earned 89 points for their impressive vintages.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Richard Karlos of Karlos Estates who also brought along his wife Sherry. They are pictured below, along with TVC President, Sylvia Dorosh.
And here are the results / rankings from the evening.
|Name of Wine (in order poured)||Group Ranking||Guest Ranking|
A -2001 La Croix de Gay, Pomerol $42
B -2001 Smith-Haut-Lafitte, Pessac-Leognan $63
C -2001 Talbot, St Julien $49.
D -2001 Leoville Poyferré, St Julien $59
E -2001 Duhart Milon, Pauillac $39
F -2001 Clerc Milon, Pauillac $52
G -2001 Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac $56
H -2001 Pichon Baron, Pauillac $73