Join me for a very special look at some rare European vintage wines including a focus on no fewer than 8 wines from Burgundy when Rare Wine Dinners hosts its second dinner in Perth Western Australia. This dinner will take us on a journey through some superb examples of French Burgundy covering nearly 85yrs of wine making, in short “This dinner is all about Burgundy”. Add to this 2 very fine Champagne, 2 of the greatest ever vintages of Italian Barolo, a 1949 Bordeaux Cru Classe, a legendary Alsace sweet wine from the wonderful 1976 vintage and an impeccably balanced 1971 German Riesling. In charge of the food on this occasion is no other than talented chef Kate Lamont who will be designing a menu specific to these wines. In charge of the wines on this occassion is our special guest sommelier and Perth wine personality John Jens. The perfect combination to add their own unique touch to yet another ultimate Rare Wine Dinners food and wine experience.
The evening will start with two excellent vintage Champagnes one from the house of Veuve Clicquot in 1969 and the other from Dom Ruinart and their Blanc de Blanc from the great 1990 vintage.
There is a saying in the world of wine: “All roads lead to Burgundy”.
We now make our way to Burgundy with the first of 8 wines in total for a focus on Burgundy theme. Here we will start with 2 different expressions of White Burgundy the first from the town of Chablis and the excellent vintage of 1971 alongside this wine will be the superb 1988 Leflaive Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru a wine that should need no introduction.
Leaving the white wines behind we continue our focus on Burgundy with two wines from one of the greatest vintages of last century, 1929. When will you ever again chance upon the opportunity to try two 1929 red Burgundy from the same producer but two very different appellations side by side. As we continue our journey through Burgundy next is two wines from the now infamous Dr Barolet Collection, these wines are known for their perfect cellaring, provenance and were selected on their potential for longetivity in the cellar, Tonight we will taste an example of 1935 and 1953 from Henri De Villamont 2 bottles from the 60,000 bottle cellar emassed by Dr Barolet. Then as we conclude our focus on Burgundy we will taste two wines from two of the best vintages from mid last century, a perfect and very rare 1959 Bonnes Mares from Chanson et Fils and a 1969 Domaine Grivelet Chambolle Musigny. A perfect end to 8 wonderful wines from the region of Burgundy and a true insight into some of the greatest vintages from a region that is known for its magnetism to wine lovers the world over.
Jumping across to Italy we find ourselves sampling two Barolo from 2 of the greatest vintages of last century 1947 and 1964 including Giacomo Borgogno 1947 Barolo Riserva said to be one of the greatest wines ever produced in the region of Barolo. Leaving Italy we return to France and the region of Bordeaux for an extremely rare bottling of the 1949 Chateau La Tour Haut Brion. In the words of Broadbent 1949 is a 5 star vintage “The third of the great trio of post war vintages. Wines of great style avoiding some of the constraints and excesses of the concentrated 45’s and the ripe and more opulent 47’s. The best are still superb”.
With the majority of the wines now behind us we briefly head across the border and into Germany for one of the greatest Riesling vintages of all time, a perfectly balanced 1971 Schloss Schonborn Auslese from the famous Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg vineyard. As the evening draws to a close what better way to end it then with a short trip back across the border into France and the town of Alsace for one of the greatest vintages in Alsace history 1976. This final wine from Alsace is no slouch, it has been rated as one of the greatest Rieslings ever produced by Hugel and one of the greatest sweet wines ever to come out of Alsace. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you the 1976 Hugel SGN (selection de Grains Nobles) Riesling a very fitting finale to a night of incredible wine rarity and experience!
Friday 29th November 6:30pm
Lamonts Bishops House Restaurant
90 Mounts Bay Rd
1969 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Brut, Champagne, France
1990 Dom Ruinart, Blanc de Blanc, Champagne, France
1971 A. Ligeret, Chablis, Les Vaillons, 1er Cru, Burgundy, France
1988 Domaine Leflaive, Chevalier Montrachet, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
1929 Pierre Bouree Fils, Clos de la Justice, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
1929 Pierre Bouree Fils, Chambolle Musigny, Burgundy, France
1935 Henri De Villamont, Dr Barolet Collection, Clos de Vougeot, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
1953 Henri De Villamont, Dr Barolet Collection, Cotes de Nuit, AC, Burgundy, France
1959 Chanson Per et Fils, Bonnes Mares, Grand Cru, Burgundy, France
1969 Domaine Grivelet, Chambolle Musigny, 1er Cru, Burgundy, France
1947 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli, Barolo Riserva, Piedmont, Italy
1964 Terre del Barolo, Barolo Riserva, Piedmont, Italy
1949 Chateau La Tour Haut Brion, Graves Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France
1976 Hugel & Fils, Selection de Grains Nobles, Alsace, France
1971 Schloss Schonborn, Hattenheimer Pfaffenberg, Auslese, Rheingau, Germany
The above wines will be accompanied by a matched 8 course dinner specially prepared for this Rare Wine Dinner by Kate Lamont of Lamonts Bishops House Restaurant for the all inclusive price of $795 per person.
As with all Rare Wine Dinners seats are strictly limited so book now to avoid disappointment.