Upcoming tasting worth taking out a bank loan for
On June 20th the Madison Hotel in NYC will be putting the most recently released Bordeaux babies on display. For a modest price, sip away at some solid performers during the year of the sunburned left and right banks. Perhaps one of the most fruit forward and approachable Bordeaux vintages in recent memory, the pH's rose and so did the prices....w/ some solid values to be found. If you anty up and decide to go leaner on the wallet for some fat 1st growths and scintillating seconds, you can engorge your pallet on Latour, Lafite and the Leoville's for a much statelier price tag. Sponsored by the Jersey Shangri-La of enology, Gary's Wine & Marketplace, this is an event that only the most swollen of livers and hedonistic of tongues (and nostrils, for that matter) should attend!
It will be of genuine interest to discern which new releases are already hibernating for winters to come, and what others are decidedly open, full of savory baby fat. With all the hype of 2005, perhaps the lofty price tags of '03 may seem less prohibitive and worthy of a taste or two. Come one, come all! Has anyone formulated a dramatic opinion of '03 as of yet? Anyone have some gems or disappointments to share?