The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux are coming to Toronto, and they’re bringing the wines of 2015.
Antonio Galloni described the 2015s as “… spectacularly rich, racy wines loaded with personality.” While Jancis Robinson believes that “… for the first time in five years, in 2015 the Bordelais have a vintage worth making a fuss about.”
Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to taste legendary wines. Some wines will sell out as Futures. Over 60 available to taste. Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting at the ROM
Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Royal Ontario Museum100 Queen's Park
Currelly Gallery, Main Level
Main Entrance on Bloor St. West, Toronto
Walk-around Tasting: 7:00 p.m.—9:30 p.m.
Ticket price: $150 per person
Tickets go on sale November 30, 2017, at 8:30 a.m and will sell out in minutes so set an alarm!
So why should you attend? Well let's make one thing clear, these are young wines from the 2015 vintage. Most wines from Bordeaux are meant to age and age well in excess of 20 years or more from some producers. This event will allow you insight into the 2015 Vintage which is described as a very good vintage due to the favourable weather Bordeaux had. You'll be able to taste and compare left bank, Cabernet Sauvignon-based blends from Margaux to the right bank, Merlot-based blends from Pomerol. Compare a right bank Saint-Émilion Grand Cru to a left bank Pauillac. Or simply go and taste hundreds of dollars worth of Bordeaux if not thousands and see what this region is all about!
It may seem like a lot of money to attend but considering each bottle is quite expensive and you can taste upwards of 60 different wines it's like $2.5 per tasting for fine Bordeaux wine. I'll be attending to help with my understanding of what these different appellations taste like for my Sommelier studies but let's be honest, I want to have a good time as well. Come join me in Bordeaux on January 18th.