Lobsterfest! Lobster that Knows How to Roll with Bordeaux Wine [LOBSTER RUMBLE]

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[These lobsters know how to drink!]

Lobsterfest. This week we were happy to sponsor Tasting Table’s Third Annual Lobster Rumble Roll in NYC. And let me tell you, Bordeaux wines hit the rumble with our top contenders for summer: white and rosé wines! Here are all the tasting notes on the wine we served throughout the evening:


[All wines can be purchased at Sherry Lehmann]

Bordeaux Whites
Château Graville-Lacoste 2010
[Graves]
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Notes of green apple, grapefruit, lemon, and unripe pear

Château Lamothe de Haux 2010
[Bordeaux Blanc]
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Notes of pear, mango, and citrus

Château Du Plantier 2010
[Entre-Deux-Mers]
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle
Notes of white currant, honeyed citrus, and melon
Bordeaux Rosé
Le Rosé de Clarke 2010
[Listrac-Médoc]
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of violets and wildflowers

Château De La Rivière 2010
[Bordeaux Rosé]
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Sweet, balanced, and harmonious

The lobster roll winner? For the first year – The Clam Shack in Kennebunkport, Maine! Congrats guys! Check out all the photos from the event below, and tell us what was your favorite Lobster joint. And if you’re palate wants more and more lobster, save June 15th – that’s National Lobster Day! We’d like to recommend a few favorites (that also offer an awesome Bordeaux wine list!): BLT Fish Shack (NYC), JCT Kitchen & Bar (Atlanta), The Hungry Cat (Los Angeles), and Waterbar (San Francisco)

We have to say, it was a joy to experience all the best lobster rolls in one venue – but we’re pretty good on lobster for the rest of the year!

Thank you to the amazing staff working the Bordeaux booth – especially Wine Buffs April Bloom and Mollie Battenhouse. And of course all the lobster restaurants that participated and Tasting Table for having us! Maybe a lamb chop rumble in the future?! What’s the next food competition you would like to see? [Flickr Album]

Today’s Bordeaux: Chateau La Tour de Bessan, 2008

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Chateau La Tour de Bessan, 2008

Tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Mollie Battenhouse:

From the Margaux appellation, which is in the left bank. Known for the deep gravel soils, the wines there are really elegant, structured, and beautiful finesse. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 43% merlot, 4% cabernet franc.

On the palate, you get a gravelly mouthfeel, with soft sweetness, perfume, and a nice acidity. The tannins are plush. There’s vanilla and spice, a hint of coffee in the background. Will pair well with an elegant steak or bone marrow. $25

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Today’s Bordeaux: Chateau Plain Point, 2008

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Chateau Plain Point, 2008

Tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Mollie Battenhouse:

On the nose, there’s vanilla and spice as well as herbaciousness and minerality. On the palate, bright, juicy with acidity, black fruits, gravel, cedar, herbaceous spice, with a sensation of the wood: a roundness, softness and layer of soft spice at the bottom. Would go well with a rib eye steak, lamb, grilled pork roast with grilled fruit or braised beef stew, maybe a hamburger.

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Today’s Bordeaux – Chateau Laubes, 2010

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Chateau Laubes, 2010

Feels like summer’s on its way with this one!

Tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Mollie Battenhouse:

On the palate, it’s silky, with tropical fruits, a bit of apricot, and is unoaked, so the flavors of the grape shine through. On the nose, it’s fuller than sauvignon blanc, with a silky mouthfeel, and tropical aromas of citrus, lime, guava and pineapple. Delicious as a cocktail wine, or with shellfish, fish tacos, clams, lobster tails, roast chicken.

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Today’s Bordeaux: Castelnau de Suduiraut, 2007

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Castelnau de Suduiraut, Sauternes Sweet White, 2007

Keeping it sweet this week with a Sauternes! A Valentine’s Day treat (hint hint guys)!

And the tasting notes from our Le Wine Buff Mollie Battenhouse:

[90% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc] Second label from the Suduiraut estate. Orange marmalade, honey, quince on the nose. On the palate, it’s sweet. Can be drunk before dinner as an aperitif. Would pair well with crème brulee, pineapple upside down cakes, or blue cheeses. $15 – $18 for a half bottle.

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