Tasted Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by hutch with 915 views
The tasting was held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowe's Wharf. The weather was not that great, which led to the event being much less crowded, and afforded us more time and room to try the wines. We tried the right bank wines 1st, then moved to the left bank based more on the position of the tables then on what would be the proper order. From our perspective, the right bank wines shown brightest, and there few wines that didn't impress us from Saint-Emilion or Pomerol.
There weren't many Pomerol producers present, but the wines showed very well. It's likely some of these scores would have been bumped up a point but these were the first wines I tried so might have been a little rough.
Very well represented, and the wines showed fantastically. The Franc Mayne and Figeac are the only ones that I wouldn't recommend, not taking price into consideration. Really, there's four wines here that I would consider for the top five of the tasting.
Tried these wines, and wasn't really able to give them the attention I might have wished. However, the prices of most of the whites keep me from usually having a lot of interest.
This seemed like the strongest region on the left bank during the tasting, but that might have something to do with the fact that there were so many wines from there. The wines did stand out, but the wines from St. Julien were probably more consistently good, while Margaux tended to have more highs and lows.
These wines showed really well, and would be the region in the left bank I would most likely buy blindly on.
Some really nice wines, but quite a few disappointments as well.
Only five wines from this region, and none of them wowed me. This is the region I'd be the most cautious about.
This is where I hoped to find values, but there aren't a whole lot to be found, with some exceptions.
Overall, my top five would have to be: Clinet, Canon, Canon La Gaffeliere, Leoville Poyferre, and Pichon Baron