The 2009 UGC Bordeaux wine tasting, (Union des Grand Cru Bordeaux) North American Tour starts in Los Angeles, Friday, January 20. For Bordeaux wine lovers and consumers who just like wine, this is the best wine event of the year! This year, the focus is on the extremely highly regarded 2009 Bordeaux vintage Having tasted these wines multiple times from barrel to bottle, (most recently last June in Bordeaux) 2009 is an outstanding vintage for Bordeaux wine.
The wines are sensuous, supple, opulent and silky. Due to the economy and prices, not much of the vintage was purchased by American retailers. This is the best opportunity to taste this many great wines from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. To read our buying guide and tasting notes for the top wines from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage: 2009 Bordeaux Wine Buying Guide for the top 200 wines
If you have not attended a UGCB tasting before, this event awards guests the opportunity to taste over 100 different wines, as well as meet and talk with the owners of the chateaux that produce the wine.
We will be at the Los Angeles event and will publish a detailed article on the wines tasted with tasting notes and reviews. If anyone else catches the event in LA, or in any of the other cities, we’d like to hear from you and your notes and comments on the event and on all the wines you tasted as well.
Friday, January 20th, 2012 from 7pm to 10 pm.
Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
$59 per person
Tickets for the Los Angeles event and the seminar can be purchased from www.wallyswines.com
Or call 310-475-0606
Prior to the official 7pm start, there is a special pre tasting, beginning at 6pm. This unique event is for charity with 100% of the proceeds going to the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Fund. This charity provides scholarships in all 50 states for students in financial need who are currently in their senior year of high
school. Space will be limited.
UGC Pre-Event Benefit
Reception Plus Regular Admission
Friday, January 20th, 2012
$159 per person
* Refunds for cancellation require one week notice.
Tickets for the charity function can be purchased at Wallys.
Light hors d’oeuvres and wine will be served to complement an array of special older vintages such as 2005 and 2000, that will be poured by Chateaux owners and winemakers. Attending the reception affords you the unique opportunity to meet numerous winemakers and Chateaux owners in a much more intimate, one on one atmosphere.
Wines being poured by the various Chateaux for the UGC 2009 Bordeaux tasting are listed below.
Château Haut Bages Liberal
Domaine de Chevalier
Château de Fieuzal
Château de France
Château Haut Bailly
Château La Louvière
Château La Tour Martillac
Château Les Carmes Haut Brion
Chateau Malartic Lagraviere
Château Pape Clement
Château Smith Haut Lafitte
Château Beau-Sejour Becot
Château Canon La Gaffeliere
Château Clos Fourtet
Château Franc Mayne
Château Grand Mayne
Château La Couspade
Château La Dominique
Château La Gaffeliere
Château La Tour de By