HDH Wine

Tasting Roadshow 2008 

1996 Bordeaux Tasting & BYOB Dinner

Join Ben Ferdinand and Scott Tyree from Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. for an informal walk-around tasting featuring the highly-regarded 1996 vintage from Bordeaux. The tasting will include ten exceptional properties with examples from both the Right and Left banks, including Cheval Blanc, Léoville-Las-Cases and others. Re-visit and learn how this exceptional vintage has evolved with ten years of bottle age.
 

Monday, April 28, 2008
6:30pm Bordeaux Tasting
7:30pm Prix fixe, four-course Dinner
 


 
Sage Restaurant
6587 University Ave
Windsor Heights, IA

$175 (all inclusive)
 
Following the comparative tasting, the evening continues with a BYOB prix fixe dinner prepared by executive chef Andrew Meek. Take this opportunity to share a favorite bottle (or two) from your cellar and pair it alongside Andrew Meek's award winning cuisine.
 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
6:30pm Bordeaux Tasting
7:30pm Prix fixe, four-course Dinner
 


 
Bluestem Restaurant
900 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO

$175 (all inclusive)
 
Following the comparative tasting, the evening continues with a BYOB prix fixe dinner prepared by chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts. Take this opportunity to share a favorite bottle (or two) in the intimate environment of Bluestem while enjoying their innovative American cuisine.

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
6:30pm Bordeaux Tasting
7:30pm Dinner
 


 
Acero Restaurant
7266 Manchester Rd.
St. Louis, MO

$175 (all inclusive)
 
Following the comparative tasting, the evening continues with a BYOB prix fixe dinner prepared by chef Jim Fiala. Take this opportunity to share a favorite bottle (or two) from your cellar alongside chef Jim Fiala's contemporary approach to Italian cuisine.

1996 Vintage Notes

The weather patterns for the 1996 vintage were unusual for a great year - warm and dry in June and July and then cool and damp throughout much of August. The wines from '96 are rich, complex, and beautifully balanced wines, packed with ripe, pure fruit and have the structure that will allow the top wines to age well into the next decade and beyond.

Wines to be tasted:
Château Cheval-Blanc
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Gruaud-Larose
Château Haut-Batailley
Château Lanessan
Château Léoville-Las-Cases
Château Palmer
Château Pontet-Canet
Château Talbot
Château Tertre-Roteboeuf