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Tastings and Dinners

The 2000 and 2001 Comparative Bordeaux Tasting
  • Event: The 2000 and 2001 Comparative Bordeaux Tasting
  • Date: 22/11/2018
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: The Berkeley Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL, UK
  • Price: £345 (inc VAT)

Comparative tastings are easily the most instructive for us and our clients. It is all too easily to form a hierarchy of vintages based on gross generalisation, only for that view to be challenged when comparing two vintages side by side. From having been placed on something of a pedestal, the millennial vintage in Bordeaux is today being challenged by increasingly impressive showings from the underrated 2001s. In this tasting we will taste a set of 2000s alongside the 2001 counterparts from the same Château, under blind conditions, and we will see what conclusions we draw. This will prove a fascinating opportunity to assess these two vintages across the appellations of Pauillac, St.Julien, Margaux and Pessac-Léognan, as well as Barsac, leaving all our preconceptions aside. Both these vintages are now sufficiently mature to be enjoyed at their current age and therefore we will partner the wines to a specially designed menu.

The full list of wines is as follows:

2001 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
2001 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
2000 Château Léoville-Barton
2001 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
2000 Château Haut-Bailly
2001 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
2000 Château Rauzan-Segla
2001 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste
2000 Château Coutet

The evening will begin at 7pm with a glass of Champagne, before moving onto the comparison tasting, which will be led by Simon. The head Chef at The Berkeley is creating a menu specifically to pair with the wines. We anticipate carriages for 10.30pm.

Tickets for the evening are £345 (inc VAT) per person. Do let us know at your earliest convenience whether you can attend as the evening is only open to eighteen clients.

To purchase, please contact Hannah Van Susteren on or +44 (0) 20 371 2299. 

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