Tasting Prestige Cuvée Champagnes from 2002Thursday 6th October 2016. 18:30 until 21:30. 67 Pall Mall, St James’s, London, SW1Y 5ES.
Presenter: Jancis Robinson MW
Places are limited to 56 people, order tickets early to avoid disappointment. On Wed 28th Sept - just 6 tickets remaining.
Does a tasting of fifteen of the most highly regarded prestige cuvée Champagnes get any better? The simple answer is yes, though only because they are all from the revered 2002 vintage, a vintage that is spoken about by many experts as one of the best in Champagne. A truly one of a kind tasting event and we believe this is another first, bringing you an opportunity to taste champagnes along side each other, something with this fantastic range that has never been offered before in the UK. Champagne like Selosse 2002 is so scarce, only 36 bottles were released for the UK market, so we are all privileged to be able to taste it, similarly on the release of Krug 2002 in February 2016, its incredible taste created such a stir that its become incredibly scarce as everyone was trying to own a few cases.
Fittingly, along with these world-class prestige cuvée Champagnes, we have the world's leading wine critic Jancis Robinson MW presenting this event and she will be talking guests through what promises to be a fantastic discovery. The Champagnes will of course be blind tasted, allowing for an objective comparison. This is The Champagne Event of 2016 and one not to be missed.
Jancis comments “In 40 years of writing about wine I can’t remember a similar exercise so I’m really looking forward to it, we all know 2002 is held in such reveer so the results of the blind tasting should be fascinating."
Champagnes guaranteed to be tasted (15 in total):
Bollinger R.D. 2002 rrp £175.00
Dom Pérignon 2002 rrp £165.00
Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs 2002 rrp £150.00
Gosset Celebris Extra Brut 2002 rrp £140.00
Jacques Selosse 2002 rrp £499.00
Krug 2002 rrp £295.00
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 rrp £350.00
Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque Blanc de Blancs 2002 rrp £325.00
Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2002 rrp £195.00
Pol Roger Sir Winston Churchill 2002 rrp £199.95
Pommery Cuvée Louise 2002 rrp £115.00
Salon Les Mesnil Blanc de Blancs 2002 rrp £375.00
Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2002 rrp £225.00
Lanson Noble Cuvée Blanc de Blancs 2002 - rrp £95.00 - First taste, not yet been released
Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2002 magnum rrp £199.00
Jancis Robinson MW - Described by Decanter magazine as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’, Jancis Robinson writes daily for JancisRobinson.com (voted first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide.
An award-winning TV presenter, she travels all over the world to conduct wine events and act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.
She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.
67 Pall Mall - Founded by wine lovers, for wine lovers, 67 Pall Mall is a unique private members' club. In the heart of historic St James's, Sir Edwin Lutyens' magnificent building is being transformed into a luxurious, convivial and welcoming clubhouse. Here, members will be able to enjoy access to some of the finest and rarest wines in the world, direct from the Club's extensive cellars.
The founders' disappointment at being unable to enjoy fine wine at sensible prices is what originally prompted the development of 67 Pall Mall and the goal is to encourage members to pull the cork and discover a new wine as and when they wish. Having already attracted 1,000 members, it's opening in October promises a new era for the world of wine in London and we are thrilled to be hosting our second keynote tasting again with 67 Pall Mall.
Read Financial Times' How To Spend It's description of the event here.