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Aged Red Burgundy Dinner 1934-1969. Tuesday 27 February 2018 at ESP
27/02/2018 7:00 pm

Great vintages, serious vineyards...


Last November whilst in France I purchased an outstanding cellar of aged wine. The collection featured many rarely seen bottlings including an amazing selection of Grand Cru Burgundies.


Finding quality aged Burgundy has become particularly difficult - the supply has dried up and prices have risen enormously - so this was a particularly significant purchase.


It has been almost a year since our last Aged Burgundy Dinner and before I head back to France I thought it would be fun to host another rare wine dinner.


This dinner features 16 bottles of aged Burgundy. The youngest vintage is 1969 - hard to believe it will be 50 years old next year. There are no fewer than six 1959's - one of my all-time favourite vintages - and a host of other wines.


I have created 4 brackets - Nuits-St-Georges, Corton, Clos Vougeot and Grand Cru Gevrey-Chambertin. They are all communes with the ability to cellar for extended periods. Comparing wines in each bracket should be a fascinating exercise.


The dinner will be at ESP (Estelle by Scott Picket). The restaurant has 2 Chef's Hats in the Good Food Guide 2018. Scott's food is always exciting and will match the wines brilliantly.


With 12 Grand Crus in the lineup this will be an exciting dinner and tasting for those curious about serious aged Burgundy.


The wine list:


Picked Quail Eggs with Nasturtium

Clare de Lune Oysters, Native Mignonette

Wallaby, Black Rice, BBQ Gel

Champagne upon arrival


Sher Wagyu 9+ roasted over Binchontan served with pigs face, button mushrooms and green onions

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Saint-Georges Faiveley 1969 

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Chaignots Chevillon 1969 

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Aux Boudots Remoissenet 1966 

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Richemones Moillard 1959 


Flinders Island lamb, Glenora farm heirloom zucchinis and sunflower seeds

Corton Caves du Viel Hotel Jobert 1961

Corton Clos du Roy Caves de la Cloche 1959

Corton Cuvée Docteur Peste Devignes 1955

Corton Albert Bichot 1934


Macedon Duck, muntari berries, beetroot and purslane

Clos-Vougeot Confrérie du Tastevin 1966

Clos-Vougeot Chanson 1959

Clos-Vougeot Colomb-Maréchal 1959

Clos-Vougeot Pasquier-Desvignes 1953


Cheese course
The fermier
Oak blue 
The extravagant 
Served with dried fruits, crisps, lavosh and a selection of crisp vegetables and chutneys. 

Cheese course: The fermier, Oak blue, The extravagant. Served with dried fruits, crisps, lavosh and a selection of crisp vegetables and chutneys. 

Latricières-Chambertin Domaine Lichine 1966

Charmes-Chambertin Drouhin 1962

Ruchottes-Chambertin Girodet-Henry 1959

Chambertin Clos de Bèze Colomb-Maréchal 1959


Selection of handmade chocolates

Vintage Port to finish


Date: Tuesday 27 February 2018

Venue: ESP by Scott Pickett, 245 High St, Northcote 3070

Time: 7pm

Cost: $1295.00 per person


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