WSDC Event - Blind Pinot Noir Tasting

What: Blind Pinot Noir Tasting  
When: 19 Mar 13 ,18:30 -20:30
Where: Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining SW1Y 5DB map
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This is something new and different!

Red Burgundy is generally light in colour, intensely fragrant, medium-bodied wine with a fruity, elegant palate redolent of cherries, with highish acidity and low levels of tannins. If Cabernet produces wines to appeal to the head, Pinot's charms are decidedly more sensual and more transparent.

I list below 14 Pinot Noir wines, and given what they cost, they should all be very good! Mostly over £20 and all 2009 or before.

There is a list of countries from where they might be sourced.

Your task, on the night, is to enjoy the wines, decide which they might be and their country of origin.

The Wines Possibly from?
Ocio 2008 California
Neudorf Moutere 2007 USA
Prophets Rock, Central Otago 2009 Italy
Lemelson Thea's Selection 2009 Australia
Au Bon Climat Sanford and Benedict 2007 New Zealand
Hofstatter Mazon 2009 Argentina
Jean Stodden 2007 France
Plantagenet P N Great Southern 2009 Germany
Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Maume 2007 Tasmania
Savigny-lès-Beaune Pimientiers, Camus-Bruchon 2009 Oregon
Nuits St Georges Jean Chauvenet 2001
Volnay Vielles Vignes Nicolas Potel 1999
Moselle, Les Clos, Château de Vaux 2009
Dry River Pinot Noir, Vintage???

Remember that this is a Blind tasting, the bottles will be bagged and covered, so that you will not know which of the wines above you are tasting.

At the end of the evening, after the scoring, we will reveal the wines, their origin and their cost. There might be some discussion, but it should be interesting and informative.

Dress Code: Smart casual

Guests: £35
Members: £32

Dates for the Diary:
Tuesday 21st May: Club AGM, Schlumberger Dinner with Séverine Schlumberger at The Savile Club, Brook Street.

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Vintages available from The Wine Society:
Magnum of Neudorf Moutere 'Home Vineyard' Pinot Noir, 2009
Nuits-St-Georges, Domaine Jean Chauvenet, 2006
Dry River Pinot Noir, 2007