Tuesday Tutorials: Basics of Bordeaux- 3 March 2020 6.30pm

Event Date: Mar 3, 2020

Registration End Date: Mar 3, 2020

This month, we travel to one of the most esteemed and ancient wine regions in the world; Bordeaux. First mentioned in the 4th Century as a wine region, Bordeaux has built into one of the pillars of the modern wine industry. The original home of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and many other grapes that have spread across the globe, we will talk about the history of the region, and taste through many of the unique regions within this huge and diverse appellation. It's back! 2020 sees the return of Tuesday Tutorials. Through 2019 we shared stories and learnt so much about how wine is made and why it tastes like it does. So, join us for the first Tuesday of the month for Tuesday Tutorials- Come and join us for a drink!
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Some wines that will be on tasting

The 2016 Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. "It has a very succinct bouquet, one that is almost understated at first, gradually unfolding with blackberry, cedar and graphite scents, in the vein of say the 1986 or 1996 Pichon Lalande of the past. The palate is very well balanced and what I appreciate here is that it is still as much identifiable as Pichon Lalande as it is a Pauillac and a 2016. There is that touch of roundness imparted by the Merlot, even though the Cabernet dominates the blend, surely the terroir sculpting the wine. It gently builds in intensity, maintaining freshness, a gentle but insistent grip towards the finish and a very long aftertaste." Neal Martin
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The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. "The 2016 Talbot has a conservative bouquet with slightly leafy black fruit, a subtle earthiness that percolates through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp and tensile tannin. There is an edginess to this Talbot, and it does not quite possess the harmony and charm of other Saint Julien 2016s." Neal Martin
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The 2016 Prieure-Lichine is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. "The 2016 Prieuré-Lichine is one of the most beautiful and expressive wines of the year." Antonio Galloni "...eventually revealing blackberry, blueberry and violet aromas, just a touch of earthiness in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin cloaked in plenty of succulent black fruit tinged with graphite and smoke. I admire the linearity of this classic Margaux, quite persistent in the mouth with satisfying freshness from start to finish." Neal Martin
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Decanter Wine Awards No.1 Bordeaux! The vineyards of Château Queyron Pindefleurs are located at the foot of the southern hillsides of the medieval city of Saint-Emilion. Since 1937 the Fillon family has cultivated this exceptional terroir with passion and pride to produce wines that are rich, elegant and harmonious. In 2010 Chantal Fillon and her Australian husband Peter took over the family property bringing a fresh approach to both viticulture and winemaking. Now in its 16th year, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the world's largest and most influential wine competition. Judged by the top wine experts from around the globe, the DWWA is trusted internationally for its rigorous judging process. 'It's true that only one Bordeaux wine made it through to our Best In Show collection this year, but that wine is a commanding one.' - 97 Points
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The Triolet, first produced at this vineyard in 1987, was inspired by the whites of Graves, Bordeaux. The vineyard is planted to 65% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon and 10% Muscadelle. The 2015 Triolet opens with some reductive notes which quickly dissipate within the first couple of swirls to reveal an incredibly complex bouquet. Citrus, lime and hints of passionfruit are initially detected. With time in the glass, the floral components of this wine take charge which we generally attribute to the Muscadelle component.
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A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. The nose is characterised by dominant citrus aromas, such as orange and grapefruit. It also shows notes of pineapple, peach, vanilla and broom flower with a hint of toasted brioche. The attack is powerful, generous and offers good unctuousness. A beautiful freshness appears on the mid-palate, accompanied by a suave and dense character, making a remarkably balanced wine. Finally, the typical vivacity of the Barsac appellation imposes itself on the finish.
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Winner of the Trophy for Best Cabernet Varieties & their blends at the 2019 Langton’s Yarra Valley Wine Show. This topped off a great night for Giant Steps, who were the Most Successful Exhibitor for the 2nd year in a row. 44% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot from the Sexton Vineyard, fermented separately then blended. Matured in French oak (12% new) for 14 months. Made by Gourmet Traveller Wine 'Winemaker of the Year' 2016 Steve Flamsteed, Harry's Monster is his take on a New World Bordeaux Blend.
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The vines that produce this cuvée are over 40 years old. As above, the wines are wild yeast fermented, but L'Atypic is raised entirely in concrete (and bottled unfiltered).
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A harmonious, elegant, rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A mulitlayered, elegant and feminine nose that is filled with soft, ripe plums and cassis. Approachable and friendly with lovely structure, fleshy tannins and a long finish. The chateau is near Saint-Julien. Reasonably priced, good value red.
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