Dinners and Tastings

Old Rhone Dinner. Thursday 27 June at Pope Joan (at The Mayfair). $775.00 Per Person
27/06/2019 7:00 pm

Rare wines back to 1926 from the Rhone Valley

 

Finding old wines from the Rhone Valley is not easy. There are very few bottles in the market place from vintages before 1960. Why? I don’t really know. Over the years I have accumulated a handful of bottles and I think it is time to pull the corks.

 

After a bottle of Champagne we’ll launch into two bottles of the Henry Marionnet Provignage Romorantin. Not Rhone, I know, but very interesting. This is made from pre-phyloxera vines and there is a great story which you can read here.

 

 

Then a bracket of 4 “younger” Chateauneufs from the serious vintages of 1985 and 1978.

 

 

Following that I have seven Rhone reds from 1962 to back to 1926. This is an extremely rare line up. The wines include the 1957 Domaine de la Solitude (which I know the domaine does not have in their museum stock), a wartime Chateauneuf from 1942 and the Fortier-Picard Chateauneuf 1926 which I have had the pleasure of drinking before. This is my last bottle.

 

To finish we have a 63 year old Rivesaltes.

 

The dinner will be at The Mayfair. Many of you will know chef Matt Wilkinson from Pope Joan or even earlier times at Circa. We have 15 bottles so I will limit the dinner to 10 persons including myself.

 

The wine list:

 

Yarra Valley Salmon caviar on blinis

Drappier Blanc de Blancs

 

Salad of cuttlefish, pancetta, almonds

Henry Marionnet Provignage Romorantin 2015

Henry Marionnet Provignage Romorantin 2014

 

Pressed lamb shoulder, sweetbreads & broad beans

Baronnie D'Estouard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1985

Domaine de Cabrieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Silex 1985

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1978

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1978

 

Warialda Belted Galloway braise, gnocchi & parsnip

Ogier Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tete de Cuvee 1962

Andre Perrin Hermitage 1959

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1957

Andre Perrin Cote-Rotie 1952

 

Roye Labaume Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1949

Cave du Val Clos 'Chateau du Roy' Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1942

Fortier-Picard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1926

 

Gippsland blue, Cornish cheddar, new season apple, oat cracker

Domaine de la Sobilane Rivesaltes Rouge 1956

 

Date: Thursday 27 June 2019

Time: 7pm

Venue: Pope Joan (at the old Mayfair),

Sofitel Forecourt

45 Collins St, Melbourne 3000

Cost: $775.00 Per Person


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