"Vintage Pairs" Blind Tasting Round 9

Date: 18th October 2016
Time: Tasting starts at 6:45 PM (prompt start!), finished by 8PM
Venue: The Fine Wine Experience Store
Price: HKD1,200 per seat, offered first-come, first-served, available now.

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. The twist is that the wines are served in pairs of the same wine. The only difference between the wine in your left glass and the wine in your right glass is the vintage. Does your guess work for both?

 

 

Here is what we served at the last events –

 

Session One (15th July 2015) 

2010 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 
1984 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 
2009 Chateau Haut Bailly (WA100) 
1962 Chateau Haut Bailly 
2007 Chateau de Beaucastel 
1989 Chateau de Beaucastel 
1997 Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’ (WA100) 
1977 Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’ 
2003 Domaine Huet Vouvray ‘Le Mont’ Moelleux 
1961 Domaine Huet Vouvray ‘Le Mont’ Moelleux 

 

Session Two (12th August 2015)

2009 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 
1990 Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne 
2009 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos de la Bousse d’Or’ 
1972 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos de la Bousse d’Or’ 
2005 Wendouree ‘Pressings’, Clare Valley
1997 Wendouree ‘Pressings’, Clare Valley
1995 Chateau Leoville Las Cases 
1982 Chateau Leoville Las Cases (WA100) 
1983 Jaboulet La Chapelle 
1982 Jaboulet La Chapelle


Session Three (24th September 2015)

2004 Ermitage Blanc ‘Le Meal’, M. Chapoutier 
1997 Ermitage Blanc ‘Le Meal’, M. Chapoutier 
2008 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Aux Reignots’, Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux 
2001 Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru ‘Aux Reignots’, Domaine Robert Arnoux (now Arnoux-Lachaux) 
2006 Barolo ‘Cannubi Boschis’, Luciano Sandrone 
1998 Barolo ‘Cannubi Boschis’, Luciano Sandrone 
1992 Dominus 
1984 Dominus 
2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Henri Bonneau ‘Réserve du Célestins’ 
1999 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Henri Bonneau ‘Réserve du Célestins’

 

Session Four (22nd October 2015)

2006 Chateau Musar Blanc
2000 Chateau Musar Blanc
2006 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Les Corbeaux’
1998 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Les Corbeaux’
2008 Château Pichon Longueville Baron
1989 Château Pichon Longueville Baron
1996 Grant Burge ‘The Meschach’ Shiraz
1994 Grant Burge ‘The Meschach’ Shiraz
1999 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Landonne
1986 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Landonne

 

Session Five (1st March 2016)

2006 Chateau Musar Blanc
2000 Chateau Musar Blanc
2006 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Les Corbeaux’
1998 Domaine Bachelet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Les Corbeaux’
2008 Château Pichon Longueville Baron
1989 Château Pichon Longueville Baron
1996 Grant Burge ‘The Meschach’ Shiraz
1994 Grant Burge ‘The Meschach’ Shiraz
1999 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Landonne
1986 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie ‘La Landonne


Session Six (4th May 2016)

2003 Philipponnat ‘Clos des Goisses’ Champagne
1996 Philipponnat ‘Clos des Goisses’ Champagne

2012 Giant Steps ‘Sexton Vineyard’ Chardonnay
2010 Giant Steps ‘Sexton Vineyard’ Chardonnay

2009 Clos de Tart Grand Cru, Domaine du Clos de Tart
1972 Clos de Tart Grand Cru, Domaine Mommessin

2000 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol
1975 Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

2004 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
1978 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Session Seven (12th July 2016)

1998 Dom Pérignon Vintage

1998 Dom Pérignon P2

2012 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Lavaux St Jacques’

2008 Domaine Denis Mortet Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru ‘Lavaux St Jacques’

2004 Château Musar Red

1964 Château Musar Red

1987 Château Mouton-Rothschild

1975 Château Mouton-Rothschild

1998 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann ‘Clos St Urbain’ Sélection de Grains Nobles

1993 Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rangen de Thann ‘Clos St Urbain’ Sélection de Grains Nobles

 

Session Eight (6th September 2016)

1999 Calera Wine Company ‘Mills Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
1994 Calera Wine Company ‘Mills Vineyard’ Pinot Noir
2008 Te Mata Estate ‘Coleraine’
2007 Te Mata Estate ‘Coleraine’ (Magnum)
1998 Tenuta San Guido ‘Sassicaia’
1996 Tenuta San Guido ‘Sassicaia’
1998 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba
1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba
2007 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva
1925 Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Rioja Gran Reserva

 

Of course, the wine selection for Tuesday 18 October 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!

 

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Our upcoming "Vintage Pairs" dates:

Round 10 - 13th December (Tuesday)

WINES TASTED