On Thursday May 1, join Millesima USA General Manager Hortense Bernard and other Bordelais wine professionals at the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) for Bordeaux Smackdown: 2009 vs. 2010 Vintages.
Learn about Bordeaux wines and savor the differences between two vintages, 2009 and 2010, that are widely hailed as some of the region’s finest years.The tasting features a flight of four great appellations from each of the Bordeaux vintages (Pauillac, Margaux, Pessac-Leognan and Pomerol), all paired with delicious breads and a selection of cheese and charcuterie.
The evening will begin with the Château La Fleur Peyrabon, a lovely Cru Bourgeois with a strong personality from Pauillac presented by Hortense herself.
Following that will be the Château d’Issan, a “3ème Crus Classés” from Margaux, a wine of elegance and finesse, flexibility and charm.
Then one of the most typical Pessac-leognan wines, the Château de Fieuzal, a “Premier Cru Classé“, producing typical opulent reds.
The final tasting of the night will be a Right Bank wine from the coveted appellation of Pomerol, Château Plince, known for its soft and fruity medium-bodied wines.
Open to everyone aged 21+, this unique event is sure to be fun for novice wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
Bordeaux Smackdown: 2009 vs. 2010 Vintages celebrates the opening of the eighth annual Wine Tour de France, FIAF’s series dedicated to taking new looks at the art of French wine marking. Wine Tour de France, presented in partnership with Food & Wine magazine and Millesima, will continue through June 2014.
FIAF – French Institute Alliance Française
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
212 355 6100