Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
In 1855, France created a ranked classification for wines coming from Médoc in the Bordeaux region, using historic selling prices and consistency in quality to create their rankings. The Châteaux were classified from First to Fifth Growth and, apart from Château Mouton Rothschild, their positions have not changed since. As viticulture has changed over the last 160 years, many believe that these rankings are not necessarily reflective of the quality of these Médoc Châteaux, particularly for the Second Growth Châteaux. Collectors deem these to be “Super Seconds,” Second Growth Châteaux that are exceeding others in their ranking, approaching the quality of the prestigious first growths. Tonight, Fine Wine Director Peter Smolarz will be pouring some of his choice Super Seconds, including the impeccable Château Ducru Beaucaillou and the exquisite Château Léoville-Las Cases.
The Bordeaux Master Class – Super Seconds ticket includes 7pm entrance to the French Fling Festival on Friday, March 13th. VIP Riedel Hour upgrade available for $25. Contact Rachel to upgrade your Festival ticket.
*Price is per person*
Style: Seated Tasting, Non Reserved Seating
Venue: Willow Park Wines & Spirits Main Store
Contact: 403-296-1640, Rachel McKenzie, firstname.lastname@example.org