This weekend's flight:
Flight of 3 wines: $30 tasting
WED, THURS & FRI 5-7:30pm
AND Saturday 1-7:30pm
2nd Label Grand Cru Classé Bordeaux:
The concept behind a Bordeaux "2nd label" is that the production of a second wine allows the winemaker to choose vineyard lots and barrels which reinforce the style of the Chateau's first label - the one which press will rate with scrutiny and competitively score each vintage. This ranking process results in an estate's ability to increase the quality of the estates "Grand Vin", or top wine. But the positive benefit to the second labels from the Grand Vine is that more wine that used to go into the Grand Vin is now going into the 2nd (and 3rd labels). And with BDX pricing through the roof for the last 20 years (and will increase BTW for 2018-2019 and 2020 - all exceptional releases), the 2nd label market is now getting hotter and more attractive to folks looking for great BDX bottles under $100. Think of it, same estate, winemaker and winemaking. Prices are half or a third of the Grand Vin price point, and no where near that discount in terms of quality! In fact, most experts would agree that the 2nd labels of today are vastly better than the Grand Vins produced in the '70s and '80s.
So jump on this and think of your Thanksgiving weekend! Heck, think of the whole winter season, because these are some delicious bottles!
Join us as we meander from Pomerol on Bordeaux's Right Bank, to the formidable appellations of the Left Bank: Pauillac and St. Julien. This weekend we bring you three stunning 2018s from three favorite Chateaux, priced from $49 to $99.
Here's the BDX 2nd label lineup!
Le Petit Ducru de Ducru-Beaucaillou
(2nd label to Ducru-Beaucailloux)
Saint-Julien 2018 - $49
Pagodes de Cos
(2nd label to Cos d'Estournel)
Saint-Estephe 2018 - $83
La Gravette de Certan
(2nd lable to Vieux Chateau Certan)
Pomerol 2018 - $99