2016 China Tour - Beijing 中国之旅 (北京)

Date: 26th February 2016
Time: 7 PM
Venue: Bistrot B - The Wine Room
Price: RMB7,500 (limited 10 people)

波尔多波美侯产区 (Pomerol) 的成功建立於短短的40年,与他的相邻圣-爱美浓产区 (St-Emilion)对比,後者可追朔到罗马时代 (1500年以上) 。时至今天,如果你问大部分的酒评家那两个酒庄会是右岸最富层次和结构感,我相信大部分会指出波美侯产区的 柏图斯  (Chateau Petrus)  和 花堡   (Chateau Lafleur) 比起 St-Emilion 的酒庄 歐頌堡 (Chateau Ausone)  和 白馬堡 (Chateau Cheval Blanc)   有过之而无不及。

 

柏图斯以含铁量较高的粘土层栽培梅洛,而花堡则用黏土和沙砾的土壤栽培其梅格和品丽珠,制做出非凡的葡萄酒。他们结合了大自然的力量,特有的沃土,气侯而产出的葡萄酒是不可能被模彷的,也只有他们可能拥有这种味道。

 

波美侯产区在波尔多中是一个细小的产区,所以每个在这産区的酒庄都非常细小,跟梅多克 (Medoc)   区的雄伟城堡是不能相提并论。这解释了在市面上为何不易发现他们的踪影:他们在刚出产的时候已经较为稀有。而且因为他们的适飮期普遍比 梅多克区的较早,要找到好的老年份真是非常难得的。有时候在酒局中如能碰上一瓶40年代或50年代的,可能你已是在品尝全世界的「唯一」了。反之亦然,这些老酒可说是我们的宝藏,也令收藏家们到处寻找,因为他们的深度丶集中度都能令品酒的人为之倾倒。

 

这场晚宴我们集合了一些能表演出 Pomerol 不同风格的酒庄,及一些稀有的成熟年份。让他们程现出Pomerol 老酒的能耐。这是一场可一不可再的葡萄酒晚宴。

 

 

晚宴酒單

1975 Chateau Petrus (RP98+)
1983 Chateau Le Pin (RP94)
1990 Chateau Lafleur (RP97+)
1959 Chateau L'Evangile
1949 Chateau Rouget
1966 Chateau Certan de May
1982 Chateau Trotanoy (RP94)
1990 Chateau La Conseillante (RP97)
1995 Chateau Clinet (RP96)
1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet (RP96)
1989 Chateau Latour a Pomerol
2001 Vieux Chateau Certan (RP93)

 

The success story of Pomerol is a relatively recent one covering only the past 40 years or so. When compared to the aristocratic estates of neighbouring St.-Emilion, whose fame dates back in some cases to Roman times (1500+ years), this is very recent.

 

Yet today, if you asked most connoisseurs which two estates sit at the very top of the hierarchy of greatest Right Bank chateaux, most would name Pomerol’s Chateau Petrus and Chateau Lafleur ahead of St.-Emilion’s Chateau Ausone and Chateau Cheval Blanc.

 

Petrus, with its iron-rich clay expression of Merlot, and Lafleur with its clay and gravel expression of Merlot and Cabernet Franc are as extraordinary and brilliant as wine can get. They combine natural power and fragrance that cannot be imitated in the winery – they are the product of the terroir, the soil and micro-climate that only these vineyard can deliver.

 

Pomerol is a tiny region in Bordeaux, and in turn, each chateaux produces tiny amounts of wine compared to the large, handsome chateaux of the Médoc. That is why we hardly ever see these wines. They are rare already when they are released. Secondly, because they start to taste delicious much earlier than Médoc wines, they are often drunk earlier, making the search for older vintages even more difficult. Often, if you are drinking something genuine and well-stored from the 1940s or 1950s you are finishing some of the last bottles in the world. But finding these wines is worth the search because the experience, the depth and complexity of the wine, is very special.

 

This evening we have put together a collection that conveys are range of styles within Pomerol. But we have also taken care to find very rare mature bottles that can show what ageing Pomerol can do.  These kinds of experiences are very difficult to repeat.

 

Wines for dinner:

1975 Chateau Petrus (RP98+)
1983 Chateau Le Pin (RP94)
1990 Chateau Lafleur (RP97+)
1959 Chateau L'Evangile
1949 Chateau Rouget
1966 Chateau Certan de May
1982 Chateau Trotanoy (RP94)
1990 Chateau La Conseillante (RP97)
1995 Chateau Clinet (RP96)
1995 Chateau L'Eglise Clinet (RP96)
1989 Chateau Latour a Pomerol
2001 Vieux Chateau Certan (RP93)

WINES TASTED