Le Tastevin Winetasting- Vertical of "Les Clos" Chablis from Jean Marc Brocard; Vintage Port Tasting - January 11, 2012

Starters

    2003 Chablis Premiere Cru "Sechet" - Dauvissat

Jean Marc Brocard "Les Clos"

    1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003

Vintage Port

    1977, 1994, 2007 (Greatest Dow's ever made" James Suckling; WS 100)

Types of Port:

Ruby - youngest, sweetest, lowest priced; serve cold, possibly as an aperitif, will not improve in bottle. Examples: 6 Grapes (Graham), Warrior Reserve (Warre), Founder's Reserve (Sandeman)
Tawny - loses color with 5+ years in oak, chill slightly, drier taste, will not improve in bottle; may be aged as a blend of vintages for 10-40 years for a very good, smooth, creamy character (lable will show average age of wine in the blend)
Vintage - 2 years in oak, improves with age, usually left for 10+ years, most costly, single year but a mix of vineyards
Late Bottled Vintage (LBV) - not the best years but a single year, tawny in color after 4-6 years in cask; will not improve in bottle, flavor and aroma characteristics follow Vintage; label shows year of bottling

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