At Black Barn, we like to craft our wine list with a passion for discovery. Our sommelier, Andrija Tadejevic, will be featuring a unique bottle each week. Sharing its region, history, and fame; we’re starting with the limited Chateau Gaby (80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc).
A true taste of Bordeaux!
Chateau Gaby is a wine from the Bordeaux region, particularly from a small village called Canon Fronsac. Many are familiar with the outstanding reputation of First Growth wines like Lafite which values at $3,000 per bottle, Mouton Rotschild or Haut Brion which values from $1,500 – $3,000.
When it comes to Chateau Gaby, the characteristics are as of First Growths but for a fraction of the price. We’re able to offer this wine to our guests for $120 per bottle. It’s an exciting opportunity, as the quantity is limited, to try a true presentation of what Bordeaux wine is!
An interesting story, every year, 196 journalists gather for a blind tasting of 596 Chateaus from Bordeaux. These wines are aged for four years prior to each tasting. In 2012, they tasted bottles from 2008 vintage. That particular year, Chateau Lafite ended up in 5th place, Petrvs ended up 15th, and Chateau Gaby came 1st.
The same year, a wine merchant from London sold the whole stock of Chateau Gaby 2008 vintage in 24 hours, approximately 3,500 bottles. We carry the next vintage that is available, the 2012.