The $2,000 Wine Tasting!

The Two Thousand Dollar Wine Tasting

Dear Avenues Wine Drinking Peeps,2000 Lafleur

We are giving away a $2000 bottle of wine – For real! On Sunday June 9th, a wine tasting of epic proportions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. A myriad of handpicked premium selections by Wine Director Timothy O’Neal will be opened for you to taste, evaluate, enjoy and consider obtaining at retail pricing – or lower! It’s like being able to walk into a wine shop and taste twenty plus top rate wines before deciding what to buy. And if that’s not enough, a wicked spread of cuisine will be placed in the center of the restaurant for pleasurable grazing.


The $49 advance entrance fee ($59 at the door) covers the wine, cuisine and enters you into the giveaway to be held at precisely 4:30.
(note: You must be present to claim the winning bottle – Only people in attendance are able to win –All Avenues employees, local wine distributors and their families are NOT eligible.) 


*This is a limited (100 person) engagement – Secure your spot by calling Avenues and purchasing your ticket today at 816-333-5700


***Consider the math: Bring nine friends and your group has a one in ten shot at taking home (or straight to auction) this killer bottle of juice.


The most recent perfect 100 point review by Robert Parker:

Jun 2010 Robert Parker 100
Drink: 2020 – 2060 $1300-$3747
An utterly awesome wine, the only problem with the 2000 Lafleur is that I indicated its maturity window would be 2012-2040+. Based on two tastings of it, I would now argue 2020-2060+. Yes, it is that backward, but it has extraordinary potential. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, this fabulously concentrated wine has a sweet nose of kirsch liqueur intermixed with licorice and subtle floral notes as well as a hint of truffle in the background. It is stacked and packed on the attack, with a multi-dimensional mid-palate of unbelievable intensity of concentration and richness, yet at the same time all this power is allied to striking elegance, purity, and depth. This is great Bordeaux, a profound Lafleur, and in about ten years, much of its magic should begin to be unleashed. If you can find it, it is an extraordinary wine, and as expensive as it was a decade ago, it will look cheap compared to prices for more recent vintages.

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