Image Gal was delighted to be invited to the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux Wine Tasting earlier this month. Here’s her take on the best of the bunch.
It was a sea of attractive people drinking fabulous wine inside STK Midtown. When presented with the various bottles of wine, I used the ΓÇ£Buy Wine Now!ΓÇ¥ app to record my first impressions and overall ratings of each bottle I encountered. The app is a journalistΓÇÖs dreams come true!
After tasting each wine, I was able to look it up very easily in the appΓÇÖs wine database. My first impressions was that it was easy to log in. The app has key phrases typically used to describe the flavors of wine that you can highlight and use in your notes of each particular wine. Each wine I reviewed was placed in a list and is categorized by my overall ΓÇ£starΓÇ¥ rating of it.
These are some of the wines I had the pleasure of sipping on:
Ch├óteau Trianon (2010) ΓÇô 5 Stars
Ch├óteau Faizeau (2013) ΓÇô 4 Stars
This wine was nice; it had a fruity, tangy finish. The export manager was a very handsome Frenchman.
Ch├óteau Greysac (2010) ΓÇô 4 Stars
A great wine for the price! For $20 you can bring a totally respectable wine to dinner.
Ch├óteau Rollan de By (2010) ΓÇô 4 Stars
IΓÇÖm in love! A totally respectable wine with a little more Merlot in the blend. Really easy to drink! In fact, for $30 you can hold your head up high when bringing this to a dinner party.
Ch├óteau Trianon (2013) ΓÇô 4 Stars
Love it! Round balanced and a velvety smoky finish.
Ch├óteau Vray Croix de Gay (2010) ΓÇô 4 Stars
A very elegant wine for $65 a bottle.
Ch├óteau du Parc (2011) ΓÇô 4 Stars
Smoky but full bodied a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc
Ch├óteau La Cardonne (2010) ΓÇô 2 Stars
Very cherry with a little smoke.
Ch├óteau La Cardonne (2013) ΓÇô 4 Stars
This one was a little juicier, not as intense as its older sister, but I liked it more. I think in a few years it will be more velvety and a little fuller. All in all, I liked it very much.
Ch├óteau Fombrauge (2011) ΓÇô 1 Star
Not a fan; all smoke.