Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Grand Cru Classé Margaux
Red Wine of the Month
This wine just keeps getting better with time. This left bank Bordeaux is a composition of 66% cab, 22% merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, and 4% Cab Franc, so of course it keeps improving!
The nose is intense and perfumed of red berries, chocolate and a bit of rose. The oak aroma is light and compliments the overall bouquet.
On the pallet the weight and structure are beautiful. The acidity is perfectly integrated. I find the tannins to be polished and fresh, elevating the finish to a superb level.
I doubt that this wine will ever be closed down. I look forward to tasting it each year as it ages. If you can find this in the $100 range, you have done very well. If you want to taste it and not spend the $300 this bottle often reaches, it will be served at the Bordeaux class on January 26th at 7:00 PM.
Château de Meursault-Perrières
White Wine of the Month
AVERAGE PRICE: $102.00
Burgundy has some of the best and most expensive white wines in the world. Fortunately for all of us we will be tasting these wines at our January 12 wines of Burgundy classes (7:00 PM).
The 2014 Chateau de Meursault is a favorite of mine. It's appearance is a bit darker than a chablis because of the oak as well as climate; Meursault is south of Chablis. It smells very ripe; like red apples, pears, and apricots. This wine is broad on the pallet and full. There is a note of a buttery texture. This is a low acid wine making the flavor linger longer. The balance is excellent and the finish soft. A fine example of why Burgundy wines are called "wines of sophistication and elegance."
Join us January 12 at 7:00 PM and experience these wines for yourself!
Spirit of the Month
What better way to stay warm this January then with a Drambuie? This Scotch whiskey based liquor is flavored with Scottish heather honey, herbs, and spices. The Scotch itself is from the Speyside and Highland regions of Scotland. If you are a fan of smooth drinks, give this a try!
Bonnie Prince Charlie
1 oz Drambuie
4 oz Sparkling Wine
Directions: In a champagne flute, pour 1 ounce of Drambuie and then 4 ounces of sparkling wine. Garnish with a long, skinny lemon peel. Be careful as you add the lemon peel as it will keep the sparkling wine bubling. Unless you enjoy sparkling volcanos, that is!
Mocktail for non-alcohol drinkers & Under 21
Happy New Year! We hope everyone ended 2018 and started 2019 with a bang!
To start the year off, let's mix up a non-alcoholic drink with a very resolution-like name: the Revitalizer. This lovely mix should help you keep up with those other resolutions on your list. Cheers to a new year!
9 oz carrot juice
15 oz apple juice
2.25 oz ginger syrup (1:1 ration ginger juice/sugar)
.75 oz lime juice
Directions: Combine ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into glasses. Makes four drinks.