WSDC Event - Burgundy Dinner Nuits-Saints-Georges and Club AGM

What: Burgundy Dinner Nuits-Saints-Georges and Club AGM Event Sold Out  
When: 12 May 15 ,19:00 -22:30
Where: The Savile Club W1K 4ER map
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Speaker: Sara Muirhead MW

We are back at the Savile Club where our Club AGM precedes the dinner at 6.00pm. We will serve a glass of the Society’s Saumur Rosé Brut to attendees and a further glass or two to those staying on afterwards for our dinner. This is light, clean and fruity, made by Gratien & Meyer from cabernet franc with a touch of grolleau. It has a delicate mousse and flavours of spicy red fruits.

Once upstairs we have Domaine Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2002. We should expect it to be light gold in colour, fresh, complex and with good length. We are fortunate to have as our guest speaker Sara Muirhead who was marketing manager for Liberty Wines before setting up her own PR and marketing business in 2006 and who became an MW in 2008.

Our three examples of Nuits-Saint-Georges are from the 2001 and 1999 vintages. Just under half of the area of NSG is classified as Premier Cru in 41 ‘climats’ or named plots. Les Bousselots 2001 from Domaine Jean Chauvenet is from the northern side of the NSG appellation where vines are grown at high density on pebbles and limestone. From further south we have Les Pruliers 2001 from Domaine Jean Grivot, described as having an amber rim and pretty fruit, supported by a firm but not dry Nuits character. Again moving south, Clos des Porrets St. Georges 1999 from Domaine Henri Gouges is full bodied and muscular. Henri Gouges helped classify the vineyards in the 1930s and this wine is from the era of his grandsons Pierre and Christian.

We end with Taylor’s Vintage Port 1992. This is our first look at this wine which will be very dark, perhaps with some initial sweetness still, but is developing structure and complexity. It should have a very long and memorable finish. The wine commentator Robert Parker gave this wine 100 of his points back in 1995.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited at this venue!

- Nigel Black

Dress Code: Lounge suits. We are dining at a private members club and must adhere to the dress code which requires that gentlemen wear jackets and ties.

Guests: £125
Members: £115

Forthcoming events:
Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 – Tutored wine dinner at the Carlton Club  

September –  Rhone dinner (venue and date tbc)
Monday, 2nd November 2015 – 15/20/25 Years After – Claret dinner  at the Drapers Hall (tbc)
December – Christmas tasting and raffle (venue and date tbc)

Booking Form
AGM Agenda
Chairman's letter regarding committee membership

Vintages available from The Wine Society:
Domaine Henri Gouges Nuits-St-Georges Premier Cru Clos des Porrets St Georges 2006

Taylor's 1985