Thursday, 25 October 2012

St. Emilion tasting, 22nd November 2012

Where: Broadway House (Fulham Broadway) 
Subject : Wine Tasting - Thursday 22nd November 2012 , 7.30pm

This is a very exclusive event and we want to invite you to Broadway House, our Private Members' Club, to join us.
All of these unique wines are all from David Beguier-Barnett's collection (ex-chateau cellars) and the bottles have not moved from their cellars since 'la mise en bouteille au château' until now.

David will be opening at least 5 vintages on the night with tastings of wines such as Chateau Monlot Capet and Chateau de Ferrand from 1962 to 1996 with canapés and you will hear from guest speaker Gary White.
At recent tastings, Chelsea & Fulham wine Society President, Gary White, tried all the bottles from the 1960's to 90's and scored them between 14.5 & 18.5/20. 
All the wine are St Emilion Grand Cru and Grand Cru Classe.

'The Sampler' in South Kensington (a specialist in old, fine wine) is selling the 1966 (Chateau Ferrand and Monlot Capet) and 1982 (Vieille Eglise) by the glass and bottle.

There are limited spaces for this event, so booking and payment for your tickets in advance is required. Tickets cost £35 including wine and canapés.
To get tickets please email Or me

Looking forward to see you on the 22nd November and share half a century old wine! -  David

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Casillero del Diablo Reserva Shiraz 2007 (Rapel Valley)

Tasted 01.10.12, 13.5% ABV. Screw cap closure. An entry level wine from Concha y Toro. Normally these wines are respectable but this one disappointed and is not as attractive as when I last had it. Basically, this wine should be drunk younger - I had forgotten that I had this bottle that was from a 5 year old vintage. Still a vibrant purple colour but the fruit had gone and acidity had become more prominent. 12.5/20. Lesson = well made wine, blended from young vines - drink young. From 2009!