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Introduction to Bordeaux @ Mezzo 29th August 2-4pm
August 29, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10
Bordeaux is one of my favourite wine regions, through the years I have been able to taste more of these wines than any others (except maybe Burgundy). The region is most famous for its savoury, structured and long lived red wines (that can be outrageously priced) and intensely sweet botrytised white wines. It is important to remember that with Bordeaux about 10% of the production takes about 90% of the wealth and 97% of the attention. I’ve taken the liberty of summing up the region of Bordeaux for you already.
But there is always exceptions and of late we’ve seen a lot of great wines coming into Australia that are from the unpopular 90%. They are both compelling to drink and priced at a level that you’re compelled to buy them. These wines may not age for 50 years like the Grand Chateaux wines do, but not every wine needs to be that. And most of you tell me you don’t have cellars nor the inclination to wait even if you did.
So lets celebrate the fact we can now all afford to drink and enjoy Bordeaux. We’ll look at some dry and lusciously sweet whites, both styles are made from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. The main focus though, will be on the reds. Left Bank vs Right Bank. The left bank wines are Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, structured and powerful. The right is all about Merlot with more plush fruit and less structure but not lesser or greater for it.
As always you’ll enjoy the charming hospitality of Kristina and myself while you taste 12 wines from one of the great regions of the world. There will be some importers on hand to offer their informed opinions and discuss each wine. Your attendance will be rewarded with some tastes of the brilliant food that Mezzo does.
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