Date: February 2016

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Dinner with Laurent Ponsot

February 29th 2016


On Tuesday night we had a dinner with Laurent Ponsot held in a private room at the fabulous Square restaurant. He show cased a vertical of his spectacular Clos de la Roche as well as a few delicious whites. On arrival we had a glass of 2011 St. Romain Blanc de la Mesange, this was a huge surprise and everyone amazed that St. Romain could produce wines of such high quality.

La Conseillante, Pichon Baron & Latour 1990

February 26th 2016


1990 Conseillante Extraordinary elegance and freshness on the a floral nose violet and dark plum. The palate is so supple and seductive and the multi dimensional flavours that lean towards dark cherry, raspberry, liquorice and dark chocolate build and build leading to a lengthy finish. This is a multidimensional and exquisitely balanced 1990 with plenty of flesh and weight in the mouth. It has to be one of the most successful Pomerols of the vintage and is just so attractive to drink now. It should however continue to evolve further over the next 5-10 years. Really delicious.

The Wine Dinner at The Savoy, Bordeaux 1990s

February 26th 2016


Last night Johnny hosted the 13th Wine Dinner in aid of MacIntyre at The Savoy. The evening was a great success, and the Goedhuis team were more than happy to help out opening, decanting, and of course, tasting the staggering line-up of 1990 red Bordeaux. Over the next few days the team will be posting blogs with notes on some of the wines tasted last night. General consensus in the office this morning was that Margaux, Haut Brion, Cheval Blanc and Montrose stole the show, with very honourable mentions for Palmer, Vieux Château Certan and La Conseillante. Below are just a few…

BASBN 2016

February 23rd 2016


Bring A Special Bottle Night 2016 fell on a cold wet miserable night in Hong Kong in February. Nevertheless the weather could not dampen the enthusiasm or the appetite of a thirsty crowd as we gathered at Crown Wine Cellars, and we were delighted to be met by an opening salvo of Louis Roederer Cristals. In the past we have always had much more red wine than white/Champagne but our leader’s rallying cry to address this was met with both enthusiasm and generosity. So first up a delicious, fully mature Cristal 1988 (18 points – one bottle was fresher than the…

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