Bordeaux Tasting – Jan 20, 2009

When: Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 7:00 pm
Where: Hartford Room, The Ranchmen’s Club
710 – 13 Avenue SW
Calgary,Alberta
T2R 0K9

Please note: The Ranchmen’s Club dress code stipulates that gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie.

Bordeaux wines are arguably the most famous and highest priced wines in the world. They are certainly a benchmark by which other winemakers measure their own wines.

The Grand Cru Society has been cellaring some fine examples of Bordeaux and now is the time to try them. We’ll be having a structured tasting that includes these wines.

1986 Grand Puy Lacoste
1989 Margaux
1989 Pichon Baron
1996 Duhart Milon
1996 Grand Puy Lacoste
1996 Leoville Poyferre
1996 Palmer

Just so you get an idea of how rare these wines are, the 1989 Chateau Margaux is currently available in London at a cost of over 300 pounds! It received 96 points from the Wine Spectator in 2005.

Reserve your space at this special tasting

Member’s Price: $125
Non-Member’s Price: $175

But Non-members will also receive a free Grand Cru Society membership for the current year.

Please sign up early! Members will receive priority until Friday, January 9th, 2009.

During wine tasting such as these, one bottle of wine is split between 16 people. There are two bottles of each of these wines in the Grand Cru cellar so the maximum number of people who can attend the tasting is 32.

However, since these are such special wines, we don’t want to open a second bottle for just a few more people. We want to make sure that we get a good turnout (28 or more people) before opening the second bottle of each wine.

To make sure that we have the right turnout, registration will be done in two groups of 16. Once the first 16 people are signed up, a waiting list will be started. Once 10 more people are signed up then we’ll bring the second bottle of each wine out of the cellar and have a great wine tasting event.

A selection of warm and cold appetizers will be served.

Email events@grandcrucalgary.ca to confirm your spot before mailing your cheque.

Mail cheques to:
Grand Cru Society
c/o Craig McLurg
5 Eagle Landing
Canmore AB T1W 2Y1