[one_fourth_last]T hat’s not a typo. This tasting will cost $140 per person. This is one serious tasting. Roger says it is “a Bordeaux tasting unlike any other!”
Here’s how Roger describes why this is a such a great tasting: “The first growth wines of Bordeaux are some of the most legendary and sought-after wines in the world! This tasting will feature 10 wines, one being a Champagne to start and another being a Sauternes. That leaves 8 very nice Bordeaux to taste!
When people say “first-growth,” they’re talking about Bordeaux, or at least alluding to it. In the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, wine brokers ranked chateau based on reputation and price. The classification ranked them within “growths,” or crus, from first down to fifth. The original classification included four first-growths: Lafite-Rothschild, Latour, Margaux and Haut-Brion. In 1973, Mouton-Rothschild was elevated to first-growth or premier cru status, making a grand total of five first-growths.
It’s no surprise that since 1855, many changes have occurred in names, owners, vineyards and quality. While the ranking still has a big influence on the perception of quality, these days it’s not unusual to see a second-growth, or even a wine from a source ignored by the classification system, fetching as high a score or a price as a first-growth.
Here is the amazing list!
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7PM
Cost: $140. Limited seating. Reservations required. Contact the Vineyard.
Here are the wines to be presented (click to see their ratings):

  1. Champagne to be determined
  2. Pessac Leugnan Mission Haut Brion 2008
  3. Saint-Emillon Pavie Macquin 2006
  4. Pomerol Chateau Clos L’Eglise 2002
  5. Pomerol Chateau Le Gay 2009
  6. Chateau Margaux Prieure-Lichine 1986 and/or 1975
  7. Pauillac Lynch Bages 1986
  8. Saint Julien Leoville Poyferre 2009
  9. Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe 1975
  10. Chateau d’Yquem 1988

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Champagne to be determined |
Pessac Leugnan Mission Haut Brion 2008 |
WE 95 Points
Saint-Emillon Pavie Macquin 2006 |
WS 93; ST 92
Pomerol Chateau Clos L’Eglise 2002 |
WS 91; ST 90
Pomerol Chateau Le Gay 2009 |
RP 96; ST 99
Chateau Margaux Prieure-Lichine 1986 and/or 1975 |
RP 98
Pauillac Lynch Bages 1986 |
ST 93
Saint Julien Leoville Poyferre 2009 |
RP 100 Pts! WS 96; ST 96
Chateau Montrose Saint-Estephe 1975 |
RP 100
Chateau d’Yquem 1988 |
100 Points!

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