||Corney & Barrow Tasting
only 42 places available, this event was fully
booked soon after bookings opened. Hosted
by the very eloquent Mr. Adam Brett-Smith,
who is the Managing Director of Corney &
Barrow, this event featured the wonderful
wines of the 2001 vintage from Domaine Leflaive.
Our members certainly know a good event when
one comes along, and their quick and vigorous
bookings meant that no guests were able to
be allocated seats for this very prestigious
event. The fact that the tasting was complimentary
with no costs involved certainly help the
enthusiastic response. This time, Adam was
again accompanied by Mrs Clare Burke, the
Director of Sales for Corney & Barrow.
The tasting went very smoothly, and the quality
of the wines shone through in spite of their
youth. Being able to taste three very excellent
Grand Crus (Bienvenues Bâtard Montrachet
Grand Cru; Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru;
Chevalier Montrachet Grand Cru) at ‘tea-time’
from such a respected domaine certainly justifies
membership to the IWFSS. The many happy faces
at the end of the event reinforced the success
of the afternoon.
||Hugel & Paul Jaboulet-Aîné
& Paul Jaboulet-Aîné are
already very well established and respected
names in French viticulture, and ‘La
Chapelle’ is probably one of the most
famous wines of France. Therefore, even though
this event came only one day after the excellent
Domaine Leflaive Tasting, the fact that it
was held at the very elegant Ritz Carlton
restaurant of Summer Pavilion, with MasterChef
Fok Kai Ye having crafted a sumptuous 6 course
dinner to match the 12 excellent wines to
be savored, we had a very respectable turnout
of about 50 members and guests for the event.
Nicholas Jaboulet and Etienne Hugel graced
the event by their presence and explained
more about the wines of the night to our members.
The highlight of the night was certainly the
1985 Hermitage ‘La Chapelle’,
and we were not disappointed.