The French Cultural Center’s A Taste of Bordeaux

The French Cultural Center hosted its Seventh Annual Wine Dinner on Monday, November 19th, raising funds to support the Center’s Accent on Success free, after-school language instruction program. The featured vintner was Château Angélus, a Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A wine from Bordeaux. Guest of honor, Coralie de Boüard de Laforest, whose family has owned and operated the vineyards for generations, was on hand to present the wines.

Photos © 2012 Roger Farrington

Among the vintages served were; La Fleur de Boüard 2002, La Fleur de Boüard 1998,Château Angélus 2006, Château Angélus 1967, and for a technical tasting before the meal, guests compared a Château Angélus 2003 with a Carillon d’Angélus 2003. The Pièce de résistance wine was the Château Angélus 1967 which was served with the cheese course.

Since its founding in 2005, the French Cultural Center’s Accent on Success program has served over 1,100 young students in  Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline Public Schools, filling a gap in language instruction.