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Rhone Valley, from North to South on 9 Nov 2021

Wines to be served:

1. 2019 Yves Cuilleron, Condrieu, Les Chaillets

This has a sense of straightness and direction despite the breadth on the palate and open aromatic display. Very well balanced, finishing floral. – Decanter 2021

2. 2015 E. Guigal, Ex Voto Ermitage Blanc

The 2015 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is certainly in the same league as the 2009 and 2010, and it’s going to be interesting to compare these vintages over the coming 2-3+ decades. – 100pts Jeb Dunnuck

3. 2018 Vignoble de Boisseyt Crozes Hermitage Horizon

“The ‘Horizon’ has a generous aroma of ripe summer fruits and honeysuckle, with a rich yet delicate freshness. An everyday luxury!”

4. 2009 E. Guigal Chateau d’Ampuis Cote Rotie

Gaining more and more freshness as it sat in the glass, this prodigious effort can be consumed anytime over the coming 2-3 decades. – Robert Parker

5. 1972 Xavier Vignon Chateauneuf-Du-Pape

Recently bottled, the wine has a wonderful mature character showing all the hallmark qualities of aged Châteauneuf but with none of the uncertainty of bottle variation or decline. This is a magnificent find! – “Xavier Vignon”

6. 2016 Cotes du Rhone Villages ‘Inopia’ Rouge

“Burgundy meets the Rhône. An utter respect for tradition, and in some ways a total break.” 

Top Burgundy White Wine Tasting on 24 Sep 2021

  • A Burgundy-white-focused tasting session, stretching 3 decades from 1996 to 2017. 
  • From young to mature, from north of Chablis two grand cru vineyards to four Cote de Beaune Grand Cru and one 1er Cru. 
  • Covering the two same vintage Chablis grand cru vineyards from two different key producers.
  • Moving down to Cote de Beaune North, including a young  Corton-Charlemange grand cru from a well-known domaine.
  • Following by the Top Burgundy white producers with super star grand crus – Montrachet, Bienvenues-Batard Montrachet and Batard Montrachet. Stretching a decade from 2002 to 2012, featuring the vintages in Burgundy and style differences among producers. 
  • Lastly, the all-time-popular village, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru with the oldest vintage of all white wines we serve.