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Château de Brézé has a long and storied history, first being mentioned in texts in 1068, lauded by King René of Anjou in the 15th century and served at all the royal courts. In 1957, when the AOC of Saumur Champigny was established, the owner of Château de Brézé refused to be part of the appellation, saying that his estate's vineyards were the best and deserved an appellation all their own. And he was probably right. Unfortunately, the wines from those exceptional vineyards were terrible. Lucky for us, the winery sold in 2009 to Le Comte de Colbert, who recruited Arnaud Lambert from nearby Domaine de Saint Just to make the wine. He changed the vineyards over to organic farming and began producing truly stellar wines worthy of their source. The 2012 Château de Brézé Clos David is all estate-grown Chenin Blanc raised in stainless steel to preserve freshness. It has the slightly-oxidized note of a great White Burgundy and a lovely richness that allows it to pair with a variety of foods.

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Thursday
Mar172011

Bordeaux Tastings Saturday at All K&L Locations

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, make sure you set aside enough time to attend the Bordeaux tasting at the K&L store nearest you. Our Bordeaux team has been working diligently to put together a list of wines to taste that will appeal to Bordeaux afficiandoes, and be a great jumping off point to those looking to explore the region. And, because we're between vintages, you'll have the opportunity to taste wines from as far back as the 1962 vintage (if you're in Redwood City). Aged Bordeaux is where it's at, so if you've never gotten the chance to taste something other than the current release, this is a tasting series you won't want to miss. For more information on K&L in-store tasting and special events, visit our Local Events page or call your local store.
 
At K&L Hollywood (3-5:30 p.m.) Steve Greer will be pouring:
2008 Ch. Bonnet Blanc
2008 Ch. Ormes de Pez 
2005 Ch. La Bienfaisance
2005 Clos Marsalette
2001 Ch. Camensac
1999 Ch. Kirwan
1998 Ch. Lalande-Borie
1994 Ch. Ormes de Pez
1993 Ch. Léoville-Barton
2006 Ch. Doisy-Védrines
 
At K&L San Francisco (12-3 p.m.) Steve Bearden will be pouring:
2007 Ch. L'Avocat Blanc
2007 Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey
1999 Ch. Haut-Bailly
1994 Ch. Corbin Michotte
2005 Ch. Clos Marsalette
2005 Ch. La Bienfaisance
2008 Ch. Lugagnac
2006 Ch. La Fleur de Boüard
2008 Ch. Tour maillet
2004 Ch. Cos d'Estournel
 
And, at K&L Redwood City (1-4 p.m.) Ralph Sands will be pouring: 
2007 Ch. L'Avocat Blanc
2009 Ch. Belian Giraud
2009 Ch. de Colombier
2005 Ch. La Bienfaisance
2005 Ch. Clos Marsalette
2004 Ch. Cos d'Estournel
2003 Ch. d'Angludet
1991 Ch. Léoville-Las Cases
1981 Ch. Léoville-Las Cases
2007 Ch. Lafaurie-Peyraguey 
1962 Ch. Doisy-Védrines (Only one bottle will be poured; so be early.)

 

Leah Greenstein