A dynamic group of new generation owners of Châteaux des Grands Crus Classés de Bordeaux will visit New York City for the First Annual Soirée des Grands Crus on Thursday, January 27th.
For one night only, 82 Mercer in SoHo will be transformed into a modern version of a Bordeaux wine cellar to showcase wines from both the Left Bank (Pessac-Léognan, Margaux, Saint-Éstèphe, and Saint-Julien) and the Right Bank (Saint-Émilion and Pomerol) of the Garonne River. Guests will taste the châteaux’ most recently released vintages and will be able to place orders directly with the châteaux for purchase via Le Du’s Wines in the West Village.
Châteaux owners scheduled to participate include Basile Tesseron of Château Lafon-Rochet (Saint-Éstèphe Grand Cru Classe); Stephen Carrier of Château de Fieuzal (Pessac Léognan); Jean-Jacques Bonnie of Château Malartic Lagravière (Grand Cru Classé de Graves); Emilie Gervoson of Château Larrivet Haut-Brion (Pessac Léognan); Jean-Michel LaPorte of Château La Conseillante (Pomerol); Ronan Laborde of Château Clinet (Pomerol); Mathieu Cuvelier of Château Clos Fourtet (Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé); Laurence Brun of Château Dassault (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé); and Jean-Antoine Nony of Château Grand Mayne (Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classé.
The evening will feature “The Breitling Grand Cru Challenge,” a blind tasting activity for attendees hosted by Jean-Luc Le Du of Le Du’s Wines and wine expert George Sape. The guest who can identify the selected vintages will win the grand prize of a Breitling Chronomat B01 watch (suggested retail value of $7690). Other prizes include some notable bottles of Bordeaux, including several magnums and double magnums.
Thursday, January 27, 2011. 6:00 p.m. for early access ticket holders; 7:30 p.m. for general admission.
Where: 82 Mercer Soho, 82 Mercer Street (between Broome & Spring Streets), New York City. Subway: 6 to Spring St., N,R to Prince St.