HDH Wine

Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting
Vintages 2003 and 2005

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Friday, September 10, 2010

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton St.
Chicago, IL

$325 per person 


Please join us for our annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting as we assess the individual and collective merits of these two superlative vintages.  The 2003 and 2005 Bordeaux vintages are considered two of the top vintages of the decade. The tasting will feature 40 wines from 20 Châteaux.

The weather for the 2003 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 2005 vintage were considered perfect. The wines from ‘05 are rich, complex, and beautifully balanced, 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 2003 and 2005 vintages.

“Tasting the 2005 red wines from the bottle, many of them three or four times, confirmed that this is the greatest vintage produced during my 30-year career. A great majority of the wines are far superior from bottle than they were from cask, confirming the quality of this remarkable vintage.” RP


Please contact Marc Smoler at 312.482.9766 or click here to email him for reservations.

Selections from the tasting:

Château Montrose
Château Calon-Segur
Château Cos d’Estournel
Château Mouton Rothschild
Château Lynch Bages
Château Lafite Rothschild
Château Latour
Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
Château Léoville Las Cases
Château Léoville Poyferre
Château Margaux
Château Palmer
Château Haut-Brion
Château La Mission Haut-Brion
Château Cheval Blanc
Château Monbousquet
Château Pavie-Macquin
Château Clinet
Château l’Evangile