Bordeaux Month Tasting Series :: Meet Super Sommelier/Mixologist Chris Asay
Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
For this week's 'Bordeaux Month 2019' tasting series event, we welcome Chris Asay as our VIP guest. As both a sophisticated sommelier & mixologist, and as someone with winemaker training experience in Bordeaux, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge, wine advice and savvy style to the table, as well as simply bringing a good time:) Chris' background includes working during and after the harvest at first growth estate Château Margaux; running the cocktail program at Restaurant Nicholas in Red Bank; and representing fine wines and spirits across the state of New Jersey. He currently works for Frederick Wildman & Sons (#drinkwildman and my 'alma mater' in NYC). Chris will take us through a tasting of beautiful Bordeaux wines, including a new Saint Emilion : 2015 Château La Chapelle aux Moines; 2015 Lilian Ladouys Saint Estephe, and a highly sought-after Saint-Julien : 2016 Château GLORIA which just arrived. We will also re-taste last week's white Bordeaux selection: 2016 Lacroix Martillac which was a BIG hit!
Cheers! the Murray family
2015 Château La Chapelle aux Moines SAINT EMILION
2015 Château Lilian Ladouys SAINT ESTEPHE
2016 Château Gloria SAINT JULIEN
2016 Lacroix Martillac by Château Latour-Martillac PESSAC-LEOGNAN
Lacroix-Martillac is the second label for the illustrious Château LaTour-Martillac in Graves, which has been owned by the same family since the late 1800's. Today, the 6 children of Jean Kressmann own the domain and continue on the family tradition. Tristan and Loïc, the two younger sons, manage the estate with the assistance of the best wine consultants in Bordeaux. With each vintage they strive to produce the best wines from this authentic Graves soil. The Lacroix-Martillac 2016 is a pale-yellow color with green highlights. An intense and fresh nose, with typical aromas of Sauvignon: citrus, herb and white peach. The mouth is juicy, fresh and pleasing with ripe yellow fruits from the Sémillon. A long finish, marked by its freshness.