HDH Wine

Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting 
Vintages 1995 and 1996

Friday, February 1st, 2008

Newberry Library
60 West Walton St.


Please join us for our annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting as we assess the individual and collective merits of these two superlative vintages.  The 1995 and 1996  Bordeaux vintages are arguably the two best of that decade. The tasting will feature 40 wines from 20 Château.

The weather for the 1995 Vintage consisted of a mild winter and early spring followed by a dry, hot summer. The best wines are very ripe and display good concentration and structure. 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.

Join us as we taste and compare the 1995 and 1996 vintages.

A few selections
from the tasting:

Château Margaux
Château Mouton-Rothschild
Château Latour
Château Haut-Brion
Château Lafite-Rothschild
Château Cheval Blanc
Château La Mission-Haut-Brion
Vieux Château Certan
Château Lynch-Bages
Château Pichon-Lalande
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Montrose
Château Léoville-Las-Cases
Château Cos d'Estournel
Château Léoville-Barton