Friday, December 7, 2012

Rock Hill - 30th Anniversary tasting!

The Wine and Cheese Place is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year with a series of amazing wine tastings......

30th Anniversary Wine Tasting - ROCK HILL location

2009 Bordeaux Tasting

We are going to highlight the super sought after 2009 Bordeaux vintage.  You will even get a chance to taste a perfect 100 point rated 2009 Bordeaux!

The Wine and Cheese Place
9755 Manchester Road, Rock Hill 63119
Friday December 7th from 6pm-8pm
$15 per person

Chris tells me he had a few cancellations 
and some tickets are now available

Reservations are required.
Call Chris at 314.962.8150
or email him at

Here is what is planned so far to taste...
Taste Pefection!
2009 Ch Leoville Poyferre St. Julien....$279.99
One of the more flamboyant and sumptuous wines of the vintage, this inky/purple-colored St.-Julien reveals thrilling levels of opulence, richness and aromatic pleasures. A soaring bouquet of creme de cassis, charcoal, graphite and spring flowers is followed by a super-concentrated wine with silky tannins, stunning amounts of glycerin, a voluptuous, multilayered mouthfeel and nearly 14% natural alcohol. Displaying fabulous definition for such a big, plump, massive, concentrated effort, I suspect the tannin levels are high even though they are largely concealed by lavish amounts of fruit, glycerin and extract. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040.
Rated 100/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Ch Lyonnat Emotion.....$32.99
Still quite youthfully toasty, with cocoa powder and espresso holding sway over dark plum and macerated currant fruit. The rich finish has the cocoa edge still in control, but the depth is there for this to come together. Drink now through 2017. 2,500 cases made.–JM
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

2009 Clos Lunelles.....$44.99
This is a gorgeous effort, made from a blend of 80% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Cropped at 22 hectoliters per hectare from their clay over limestone soils, the wine displays oodles of new oak, crushed chalk, and blueberry and blackberry fruit with hints of raspberries and pen ink. It is full-bodied and layered, with a fleshy, even succulent mid-palate and a long, long finish. This is terrific Castillon to drink over the next 10-15+ years.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate

2009 Ch Fontenil Fronsac $39.99
from Michel Roland
The basic Fontenil (95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) has a deep bluish purple color and relatively hefty alcohol at 14.5%, but it is not noticeable in this full-bodied, layered, opulent wine, with lots of black raspberry fruit intermixed with some blueberries and crushed rock. Both of these wines have a good 10-15 years of potential in a fine cellar. 
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Ch Croix Figeac St. Emilion...$29.99
Blackberry with licorice and black olive on the nose. Full-bodied, with lots of richness. Very concentrated, but I think it will come around just right. 80 percent Merlot, 20 percent Cabernet. This is really full throttle. Rock and roll. Score range: 92-95 
Rated 92-95/100 Wine Spectator

2009 Ch La Rousselle....$29.99
An absolutely stunning sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc has produced an uncommonly rich, concentrated wine that is one of the very best wines of Fronsac. Opaque ruby/purple in color, the aromatics offer up notes of blueberry liqueur intermixed with kirsch, blackberries, licorice and crushed rock. The wine hits the palate with some serious thunder and lightning (14.5% natural alcohol) and lots of depth, richness and mouth-filling intensity. Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt has made the best wine I have ever tasted from La Rousselle, and it should continue to drink well for at least a decade.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Ch Poujeaux Moulis...$41.99
The final blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was cropped very low at 35 hectoliters per hectare. Deep purple, with a nose of subtle smoke, graphite, blueberry and black raspberry fruit as well as some spring flowers, in the mouth a touch of oak makes an appearance, but the wine is full-bodied, rich, inky and unctuously textured due to the high glycerin and alcohol that hits 14% plus. This beauty should drink well for up to two decades.
Rated 92/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Ch Vieux Maillet Pomerol...$39.99
The finest wine I have ever tasted from this estate, the 2009 exhibits a dense purple color, lots of caramelized black currant and cherry fruit, hints of espresso and earth, and a dense, plump, corpulent personality. It is ideal for drinking over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 91/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Ch Talbot St. Julien...$79.99
Extremely sexy, soft, supple and opulent, with notes of cedar, herbs, incense and black currant fruit, this is a full-bodied, generously endowed but silky Talbot to drink now and over the next 20+ years. By any standard of measurement, this is irresistible.
Rated 91/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2009 Connetable de Talbot St. Julien....$32.99 
2nd Label of Talbot

2009 Ch Tertre Daugay St. Emilion...$41.99 
This excellent yet under-exploited terroir has produced its finest Tertre Daugay to date. The dark ruby/purple-colored 2009 offers loads of black raspberry, licorice, and black cherry aromas, medium to full body, silky tannins, a layered mouthfeel, and an expansive finish. It should provide enormous pleasure over the next 10-15 years.
Rated 91/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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