The idea is simple – I put together a tasting of 10 wines, and serve them blind. We guess where the wine is from and what it might be, reveal it, enjoy it, and talk about it. In each pair the two wines will be either the same wine in a different vintage (our classic approach), or the same producer and same vintage, but two cuvées or vineyards from the same grape variety(ies); or the same vineyard and same vintage, but two different producers of the same wine. As we begin each pair I will announce which type of pair it is.
Here is what we served at the last 3 events –
Session Eighteen (13th June 2018)
2014 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné - Hermitage Blanc 'Chevalier de Sterimberg'
2010 Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné - Hermitage Blanc 'Chevalier de Sterimberg'
2014 Lucien Le Moine - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2005 Lucien Le Moine - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru
2001 Château Sociando-Mallet
1990 Château Sociando-Mallet
2007 Maison M. Chapoutier - Ermitage 'Le Pavillon'
1997 Maison M. Chapoutier - Ermitage 'Le Pavillon'
Session Nineteen (8th August 2018)
2012 Domaine de Chevalier - Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
2012 Chateau Haut-Brion - La Clarté de Haut-Brion Blanc
2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Bachelet
2008 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Fourrier
2004 Gaja - Barolo 'Sperss'
2004 Giacomo Conterno Barolo ‘Cascina Francia’
2006 Clarendon Hills ‘Astralis’ Shiraz
2003 Clarendon Hills ‘Astralis’ Shiraz
1984 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Landonne’
1984 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Mouline’
Session Twenty (22nd October 2018)
2015 Corton-Charlemagne, Domaine Dublère
2010 Corton-Charlemagne, Domaine Dublère
2016 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Charmes’, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
2010 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru ‘Les Charmes’, Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
2001 Kistler ‘Hirsch Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
2000 Kistler ‘Hirsch Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
2004 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia - Ornellaia
2004 Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia
1978 Château Pichon Lalande
1978 Château Haut-Brion
Of course, the wine selection for Wednesday 12th December will be completely different. But I assure you it will be interesting, and good value for the modest ticket price – we won’t reveal in advance what we will be tasting as that spoils part of the fun.
The event is a tasting – not a dinner – and so we start at 6.45pm prompt, and are finished by 8pm, so you can get to your dinner afterwards. Think of this as the most fun ‘cocktail hour’ of the month!