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Ch Lafon Rochet 4ème Cru St Estèphe 2005, 2009 & 2014: A hat trick of cracking Claret

February 16th 2017

Lafon-Rochet was recently described by Decanter Magazine as “one of the most exciting estates of the Médoc” and possibly “Bordeaux’s most improved 1855 château”. Now in his tenth year as managing director of the Château, Basile Tesseron’s approach is hugely hands-on in both vineyard and cellar. Under his watchful eye Lafon-Rochet is going from strength to strength, realising the massive potential of the terroir, a stone’s throw from Cos d’Estournel and St Estephe’s border with Pauillac.

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Dom Pérignon dinner at Alfred Dunhill Private Members Club, Mayfair

December 2nd 2016

Dom Pérignon dinner at Alfred Dunhill Private Members Club, Mayfair On the 17th November we held a very grand but hugely enjoyable dinner with the iconic Champagne House, Dom Pérignon. To show off this exceptional Champagne in its true glory this exclusive evening was set within the splendid grandeur of the magnificent Grade II listed Bourdon House, formerly the home of the Duke of Westminster.

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Plenitude versus Plentitude

October 27th 2016

Rebranding anything is difficult. People are conservative by nature and even when something has a terrible name to start with, like “Oil of Ulay”’s change to simply “Olay” or “Opal Fruits” to “Starburst”, there’s the feeling that something’s been lost. Dom Pérignon’s chief Chef de Cave Richard Geoffroy certainly had that fear when he took the audacious step in renaming Dom Pérignon’s late cellar release, the Oenothèque, to the more ornate, Plénitude. However, at a recent tasting of the Dom Pérignon Plenitude (P2) Rosé 1996 he was happy with his decision.

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