Fine Wine Course – London, Winter 2019. Evening 3 Claret – Red Bordeaux


Fine Wine Course London 2019: Evening 3 Claret – Red Bordeaux. Wed. Feb 13. 6.45pm. C-Space, 37-45 City Road, London EC1Y 1AT

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AS A GUIDE, THESE WERE THE WINES FOR THE 2017 COURSE, the specific, very similar, line up of wines for 2018 will be posted shortly:

In addition to the ‘Aspects of Tasting’ (see below) the wines are chosen to illustrate the regions’ key differences of style and quality.


  1. 2004 Roc de Cambes; Côtes de Bourg
  2. 2004 Ch. Canon La Gaffelière; St Emilion
  3. 2000 Ch. Latour à Pomerol; Pomerol
  4. BLIND
  5. BLIND
  6. 2006 Ch. d’Issan; Margaux
  7. 2001 Pontet-Canet; Pauillac
  8. 1989 Pape-Clément; Cru Classé Graves

8 Wines, ranging in price from around £20 – £150 retail, with a selection of canapes.


The wines will illustrate the following aspects of tasting:

Tasting:     Detailed anatomy of notemaking; tannin and texture.

  •     Tasting Techinique  – Anatomy of notemaking
  •     Cabernet Suvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
  •     Bordeaux: Right Bank (Merlot +) v Left Bank (Cabernet +)
  •     The vocabulary of tannin, and texture
  •     Blind Tasting: comparing Style and Quality
  •     Classifications
  •     ‘extreme’ winemaking, winemaker as ‘interpreter’
  •     Bordeaux across the ages


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