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Packed in a limited edition gift pack, this is a show-stopping wine on a number of levels.
While undoubtedly visually striking, there is no doubt that this is also a supremely classy Champagne. Expressive and ethereal on the nose, with notes of crisp white fruit and a touch of something almost floral, the palate is more robust, with classic toasted brioche characters melding with the pretty florality to give a sense of structure and concentration. Long on the finish, with a lingering ripe apricot character carrying through to the very end. Lovely.
The 2006 vintage is elegant and impressive. There’s good substance here with vivid raspberry and lightly spiced red fruits. There is a touch of liquorice evident, as well as deep-knit spice in this stylish châteauneuf. What impresses most about this style is that it fits so well into the Cristia style, textured and elegant with silky round tannins. What more could you ask for?
A clean-cut modern style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape that does not lack character or personality. Pure, bright red berry with a fresh, supple core of fruit lightly framed by tannin. There is a really attractive weight and with great depth of flavour. This is an elegant wine with clarity of expression, and classic flavours and textures of fine Grenache.
From fruit grown on the comparatively cool upper-slopes of the Franschhoek valley, the Chamonix wines are made in a classical vein, with more than a nod to Burgundian production values. The estate Chardonnay has notes of preserved lemon, subtle apricot and some toasty oak characters. The palate is rather reserved, with soft white stone fruit balanced by savoury buttered toast and a fine smoky minerality.
Hotel du Vin (Balfour), Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NU
The Zetter Townhouse is behind Bistro Bruno Loubet.Time:
6:45pm - 8:30pm
The left bank of Bordeaux contains perhaps the most dazzling selection of famous properties and sub-regions in the world of wine. Coveted for hundreds of years by wine lovers, the vineyards are some of the most expensive pieces of land in the world due to their unique terroir and the fantastic quality of wine that they regularly produce.
We will be tasting two wines each from the five most famous communes on the left bank of Bordeaux. We have some fabulous classed growth Châteaux from great vintages going back to 1995 as well as a number of second wines from the already legendary 2009 vintage.
• 1995 Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
• 1996 Château Haut-Bailly, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
• 2000 Château Batailley, Cru Classé Pauillac
• 2002 Château Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien
• 2004 Château Montrose, Cru Classé St-Estèphe
• 2006 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
• 2008 Château Rauzan-Ségla, Margaux
• 2009 La Croix de Beaucaillou, St-Julien
• 2009 La Dame de Montrose, St-Estèphe
• 2009 Les Tourelles de Longueville, Pauillac
Those arriving early are welcome to a glass of Champagne.
The tasting is designed to be informative and relaxed. The region and wines will be introduced by Adrian Heaven (Senior Wine Advisor) after which the evening will take the format of a 'walk around' tasting. The aim is enjoyment and discussion.
There are forty tickets available on a first-come first-served basis so please act swiftly to avoid disappointment.
The final blend here is 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre and this must surely remain one of the great bargains of Châteauneuf. Another great Cristia, which has clearly benefitted from the inclusion of the fruit normally destined for the Vieilles Vignes and Renaissance cuvées. The colour is deep, dark, purple-black. The nose displays rich, ripe black cherry and olive aromas together with bitter chocolate notes. Glossy, concentrated and dark-fruited, with an almost chewy, dense texture. A fine balance of fruit focus and structural weight.
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