Sunday, May 29, 2016

2010 Bordeaux Wine Tasting for Two


I've thrown several wine tasting parties for larger groups, but thought it would be fun to treat my love to a private one just for him. He was so surprised, and we had such a great time!


It was difficult to choose which wines to try out of the five 2010 Bordeaux in our wine fridge. All of them were purchased at Costco for $17 to $20 a bottle. We ended up choosing just two bottles of Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux 2010, both from Haut-Médoc, France - one from Château de Villegeorge and the other from Château Duthil.

     

     
For the tasting, I served turkey meatballs, roasted veggies (multi-colored rosemary potatoes, organic garlic green beans, and baby zucchini), a cheese and meat platter (multi-grain crackers, Manchego, dry salami, and a drizzle of honey), and organic tomatoes with homegrown basil drizzled with lemon olive oil and aged Balsamic vinegar.

     
The Château de Villegeorge Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux 2010, Haut-Médoc, France was very nice. It's the one we called "the wine on the left" because we kept this glass on the left as we tasted. Deep fruit and a bit of cedar, tannic with a dry finish. At $20 a bottle at Costco, it's an okay value, but I prefer less of the wood flavor in my wines.

     
The Château Duthil Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux 2010, Haut-Médoc, France was the winner of the evening, the one we called "the wine on the right." It was concentrated with flavors of bitter cocoa and an extremely tannic finish. Really nice at just $20 a bottle from Costco!

Creating a wine tasting for two was so much fun - we'll be doing it again very soon!


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