Tuesday, 11 November 2014
The Gigondas 21-wine dinner@28:50
28:50 – table including Christine Saurel (Montirius), Jancis Robinson MW,
Louis Barruol (next to Jancis), Matt Wall, Matthieu Perrin (Famille Perrin)
This was a tough event for any of us numerically challenged – 21 wines served@28:50 in Fetter Lane. The dinner was designed to show the ageability of Gigondas wines starting with examples from the 2006 vintage and ending with 1995.
From the 21 wines served my favourite wines from the marathon were (in order of vintage) the 2005 Confidentiel Montirius, 2004 Domaine Saint Gayan, 2000 Château de Saint Cosme, 2000 Domaine la Boussière and the 1999 Domaine les Pallières.
Matt Wall and Louis Barruol (Château de Saint Cosme)
Matt and Louis trying out syncronised tasting
A reflective moment...
Christine Saurel (Montirius)
Christian-Yves Carré de Lusançay (Domaine Saint-Gayan)
showing early Movember promise!
Anthony Taylor (Maison Gabriel Meffre):
portrait of an Irishman in the Dentelles
Louis Barruol in full flow
25 years and one day after the fall of the Berlin Wall
– the Gigondas producers build a glass one!
Matthieu Perrin, Famille Perrin
Sparkling gurus: Michael Edwards and Giles Fallowfield