The beginning of the 2020s got off to an interesting start! We were due to host this event in Hong Kong with Allen Meadows as part of The Fine Wine Experience Burghound Symposium 2020, but things had changed for the whole world by then. We now have a new date for this event, and we are delighted that Allen Meadows will join us live via Zoom, from Burgundy where he is currently working, taking time out of his day to join us to provide an introduction and discussion on this vintage, its characteristics, and context, and to answer your questions live.
It's an appropriate moment, as the 2020 vintage is already in barrel, to take a look back at how winemaking has changed in Burgundy from thirty years ago with a dinner focused on wines from the 1990 vintage. This vintage is one of the most highly regarded of the 20th Century. In addition, the decade of the 1990s marks a period of great shift in Burgundy in terms of winemaking styles, practices and advancements. We’ve curated the wines for this dinner carefully to give you a good overview of the vintage at the top level. Sometimes it’s important to see where we have been to have perspective and greater understanding of the recent vintages of today.
This dinner will offer us the opportunity to celebrate vintage 1990 – 30 years on from the harvest. Creating a line-up like this of some of the greatest wines of a top vintage 30 years on, including some made in very tiny quantities, has become increasingly challenging. This evening’s dinner will provide you with comparisons of different producers in key terroirs: a white each from the Côte de Nuits and the Côte de Beaune and then grand crus from Morey-St.-Denis (Clos de Tart and Clos de la Roche), Gevrey-Chambertin (Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin, Griotte-Chambertin and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze), and Vosne-Romanée (Romanée-St.-Vivant from top producers - Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Domaine Leroy and Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat). We look forward to sharing this special and rare experience with you.
Wines to be served:
1990 Domaine Comte de Vogüé - Musigny Blanc Grand Cru (Ex-Domaine)
1990 Domaine Coche Dury - Meursault 1er Cru ‘Les Perrières’ (BH97)
1990 Domaine Leroy - Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru
1990 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru
1990 Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat - Romanée-St-Vivant Grand Cru
1990 Domaine Armand Rousseau - Chambertin-Clos de Bèze Grand Cru
1990 Domaine Denis Mortet - Chambertin Grand Cru
1990 Domaine Claude Dugat - Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru (BH94)
1990 Domaine Bachelet - Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes
1990 Domaine Joseph Roty - Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru
1990 Domaine Clos de Tart - Clos de Tart Grand Cru
1990 Domaine Ponsot - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes (BH95)