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Burghound Symposium: The Ultimate Grands Echézeaux Dinner
|Date:||21st April 2016|
|Venue:||Amuse Bouche (22/F, The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)|
|Price:||$11,200 per person|
Last 2 seats available.
Grands Echézeaux, as Allen Meadows explains in The Pearl of a the Cote – has a clay-infused soil type with fissured rock below 1 metre, that holds enough water in a drought to nourish the vines, yet drains freely enough in heavy rain that it is seldom water-logged either. ‘As a result, the vineyard is more consistent than most in producing quality raw materials.’
Though its quality has been known for centuries, its fame as a distinct wine label is comparatively recent – 100 years or so – because it used to be blended with Clos Vougeot, which used to be an easier name to sell.
As Allens argues elsewhere (Griotte-Chambertin for example), Grands Echézeaux today enjoys a very high reputation because of the quality of ownership, and is superior to its immediate neighbour Clos Veugeot.
‘A great Grands Echézeaux is a thing of beauty, combining raw power with robust muscle that is sleek and never coarse… it is also important to note that a fine Grands Echézeaux can be remarkably long-lived… Indeed, Aubert de Villaine has told me that the Domaine [de la Romanee-Conti]’s version may very well be its longest-lived wine and this would include Romanee-Conti.’
This evening we put this to the test with an extraordinary array of Grands Echézeaux, covering the great domaines and bottlers, as well as a catalogue of great vintages - ’90, ’85, ’78, ’62, ’59, ’49 – are all there, and in many cases we shall enjoy direct comparisons of two producers in the same vintage.
With Allen’s guidance this evening, this should prove a very enjoyable dinner ‘masterclass’ in Grands Echezeaux. (Last year’s Richebourg one sold out quickly, so don’t delay securing your seats).
WINES TO BE SERVED
1980 DRC - Grands Echézeaux
1970 DRC - Grands Echézeaux
1959 Leroy - Grands Echézeaux
1959 Colette Gros - Grands Echézeaux
1962 Joseph Drouhin - Grands Echézeaux
1962 Georges Noellat - Grands Echézeaux
1978 A. Ligeret - Grands Echézeaux
1978 Lamarche - Grands Echézeaux
1949 Remoissenet - Grands Echézeaux
1985 Clos Frantin Grands Echézeaux
1990 Mongeard Mugneret - Grands Echézeaux
1998 Laurent - Grands Echézeaux
1998 Rene Engel - Grands Echézeaux
2008 d’Eugenie - Grands Echézeaux
For details of our Allen Meadows Burghound Symposium 2016, please click here.