The Fine Wine Experience in Taiwan - The Best of Rhone Dinner

Date: 20th May 2016
Time: 7PM
Venue: Simple Table Alleno Yannick, S.T.A.Y Taipei (Taipei 101, 4th Floor No.45, Shifu Road, Xinyi District Taipei City 110, Taiwan)
Price: Price: HKD 7,250 per person

The Rhône Valley has long produced some of France’s greatest wines, and that is especially easy to understand when you line up such gems as we shall taste this evening.

What’s especially exciting this evening – apart from the chance to try some of the very best, now very rare and sought after examples, is that the entire line up is fully mature, fully expressive.

We begin with a pair of contrasting Rhône whites – the 100% Viognier Chateau Grillet, one of France’s smallest appellations, and a monopole; and the classic white Hermitage blend of Marsanne and Roussanne from Domaine J-L Chave.

In the Syrah-based Northern Rhône we cover the three classic “La La” Côte-Rôties from Guigal, as well as Hermitage from leading exponents J-L Chave, Jaboulet ‘La Chapelle’ and Chapoutier’s single vineyard example from l’Ermite.

In the Grenache-based south we explore classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape from Chateau Rayas and Chateau de Beaucastel, as well as the super cuvee Chateauneuf-du-Papes from Beaucastel, Pegau, Brunel and Henri Bonneau.

This is a comprehensive look at the Rhône’s elite wines – and tasting them fully mature will be a real treat.


Wines to be served:
1979 Neyret-Gachet - Chateau Grillet
1989 Domaine J.L. Chave - Hermitage Blanc (WA 92)

1994 Maison E. Guigal – Côte-Rôtie 'La Landonne' (WA 98)
1994 Maison E. Guigal - Côte-Rôtie 'La Turque'  (WA 96)
1979 Maison E. Guigal - Côte-Rôtie 'La Mouline' (WA 93)

1999 Maison M. Chapoutier - Ermitage 'l'Ermite' Rouge (WA 96-100)
1999 Domaine Henri Bonneau – Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Reserve des Celestins' (WA 94)
1998 Lucien & Andre Brunel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire’ (WA 97)
1998 Domaine du Pegau - Châteauneuf-du-Pape 'Cuvée da Capo' (WA 100)

1990 Chateau de Beaucastel – Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge (WA 96)
1990 Chateau de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 'Hommage a Jacques Perrin' (WA 100)
1990 Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape (WA 100)

1978 Domaine J.L. Chave – Hermitage Rouge (WA 96)
1978 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné - Hermitage 'La Chapelle' (WA 100)