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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Event: Spring Portfolio Tasting for Galleon Wines Ontario May 2017

The Date and Time: Wednesday May 24, 2017  11:30 AM to 5:30 PM
The Event: Spring Portfolio Tasting for Galleon Wines Ontario
The Venue: The 48th, One King Street West
The Target Audience: licensees and clients, wine media.
The Availability/Catalogue: all wines are available through Vintages, consignment, or by private order.
The Quote/Background: These wines come from premium, family-owned wineries in Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Italy, and the New World.
The Wines:
**** BEST -- Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Champagne Grand Cru JM Labruyere Brut NV Prologue $58
-Champagne Grand Cru JM Labruyere Brut NV Rose Anthologie  $65
-Champagne Grand Cru JM Labruyere Brut NV Page Blanche Blanc de Blancs $79 [all 2012]
-Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014 Blanc  $124.95
-Domaine Queylus Signature Pinot Noir 2014 $23.95 Exclusive licensee
-Domaine Queylus Reserve Cabernet Franc Merlot 2012  $29.34 licensee
-Domaine Queylus Tradition Cabernet Franc 2013  $20.90 licensee
-Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre Rouge 2015  $27.95
-Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fevre Chablis 1er Cru Vaulorent 2014  $49.95
-Maison Joseph Drouhin Nuits-St-Georges 2015  $78.95
-Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015   $74.95
-Chateau Clarke Listrac-Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010    $42.95   Vintages +503904
***1/2 BETTER -- Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Corton Grand Cru Les Hautes Mourottes 2013 Rouge $109.95
-Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut Ladoix Premier Cru Les Basses Mourottes 2013 Rouge $59.95
-Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir 2014  $29.95 Vintages June 10 +392738
-Domaine Queylus Reserve Pinot Noir 2012  $37.82 licensee
-Domaine Queylus Grande Reserve Pinot Noir 2012  $50.49 licensee
-Domaine Queylus Grande Reserve Merlot Cabernet Franc 2012  $42 licensee
-Domaine Franck Millet Sancerre Blanc 2016  $27.95
-Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fevre Chablis 2015  $27.95
-Domaine Coillot Marsannay Les Boivins 2014  $49.95
-Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014   $79.95
-Domaine Virginie Thunevin Bordeaux Lalande de Fronsac 2015  $24.95
-Chateau Rahoul Graves 2013   $29.95 Vintages +226043
-Chateau Le Boscq Saint-Estephe 2010   $54.95
-Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Bianco 2016  $36.95
-Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Rosso 2014  $36.95
-Poggio al Tesoro Sondraia Bolgheri Superiore 2012   $52.95
-Col Solare Red Mountain Washington 2013   $81.75  Vintages +20387
-Ca' del Bosco Maurizio Zanella IGT Sebrino Rosso 2012  $100
The Food: bread, water
The Downside: the great view east from the 48th floor left me wondering for how much longer the green visage would be there.
The Upside: A chance to converse with some principals such as Edouard Labruyere of Champagne Grand Cru JM Labruyere and Vincent Ravaut of Domaine Gaston & Pierre Ravaut.
The Contact Person:
The Event's Marketing Effectiveness and Execution (numerical grade): 90.


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