A Bordeaux Experience with Dan Greathouse

Cleveland International Wine Festival

A Bordeaux Experience with Dan Greathouse
April 2nd, 2022 | 3pm : $100 / person

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If you are a lover of Bordeaux wines, this class is for you. There are only 30 spots available so please don’t wait to reserve your spot. There are also a limited number of bottles for sale and if you’d like to reserve a bottle ahead of time, please contact us at info@tastecleveland.net with what you’d like to order.

French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France’s regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced range from expensive wines sold internationally to modest wines usually only seen within France such as the Margnat wines were during the post war period.

While France is undoubtedly the world’s most renowned wine producing country, Bordeaux is arguably its most famous region – featuring a landscape of peerless beauty, historical heritage and wine-making traditions that date back centuries.

Mr Daniel Greathouse will be your host for this event and he is one of the most renowned Bordeaux specialists in the country.


Camille de Chateau Croix de Labrie rose’, 2020 – $19.99
This cuvée bears the first name of our daughter who designed the label herself. Through our wine, we want to share with you the conviviality and philosophy of our work. A Mediterranean blend, facing the sea, at altitude. 50% Grenache 40% Cinsault 5% Merlot and 5% Marselan. Pale pink color with floral notes of rose petal, candied apple and raspberry. Crunchy and fruity, delicious and fresh.

Malartic-LaGraviere Reserve Blanc 2018 – $59.99
Sauvignon 80% / Sémillon 20%. This wine has a good mix of herbal fruitiness and spice from wood aging. Freshness hints at green fruits and touches of apricots, enriched with a creamy texture. Drink the wine from 2022

Latour Les Forts LaTour 2011 – $229.99
The 2011 Les Forts de Latour has a very refined bouquet, understated at first but gaining intensity in the glass with an attractive estuarine tincture developing and complementing the black fruit. Later on, there is a trademark touch of Pauillac mintiness coupled with black olives. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannin and very good weight in the mouth, the fruit profile leaning more towards the red side of the spectrum than black. This feels lithe and supple in the mouth, fleshy and generous with a smooth finish that slips down the throat. Enjoy this now and over the next 15-20 years.

Ch Ferriere, Margaux 2018 – $79.99
An all biodynamically grown blend of 68% cabernet sauvignon 27% merlot 1% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot from a vineyard overlooking ch. Margaux owned and run by claire villars lurton (who is a force of nature). Red-purple color with well-formed legs; dry medium-bodied with freshly balanced acidity and medium phenolics. Classic lovely fresh margaux with lots of gravel mineral under its red fruit with a nice tobacco leaf component and a bit of graphite.

Dragon de Ch. Quintus, St. Emilion Grand Cru, 2018 – $69.99
The 2018 le Dragon de Quintus is a blend of 75.2% Merlot and 24.8% Cabernet Franc, harvested from September 20 to October 8. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with vibrant kirsch, black raspberries and red and black plums scents, giving way to notions of cinnamon stick, violets and star anise plus a hint of camphor. Full-bodied and rich, with a beautiful velvety texture blanketing the vibrant fruit, it delivers a long, spicy finish.

Chat Quintas 2018, St. Emilion – $229.99
Composed of 72.3% Merlot and 27.7% Cabernet Franc, harvested September 20 to October 8, the 2018 Quintus is deep purple-black in color and rolls sensuously out of the glass with very pure, perfumed notes of lilacs, lavender, plum preserves and chocolate-covered cherries giving way to notes of spice cake, cardamom, fenugreek and fragrant soil plus a touch of unsmoked cigars. The full, rich, seductive palate provides layer upon layer of perfumed black fruits and spicy nuances with a firm yet soft frame and oodles of freshness to lift the long finish. Beautifully done.

Ch. De France, Pessac-Leognan, 2016 – $49.99
60 % Cabernet-Sauvignon and 40 % Merlot. This has the gamut of dark currant and blackberry compote flavors, with smoldering tobacco, tar and cedar notes and singed savory details. While dark and slightly rustic in profile, this has a good zip of fresh acidity through the finish.

Ch. Doisy-Dubroca, Barsac-Sauternes, 1972 – $69.99
It has a Rose/pink/orange color to it, clear and bright.  The nose has apricots, butterscotch and caramel.  Viscous.  On the palate the apricots and butterscotch come thru.  Solid acidity.  Nice finish.  This is very nice and drinking well at age 49.