Icons of Wine - Magnum Tasting

 

Wednesday 31st January 2018 | 6.30pm - 9.00pm
The Clockwork Building, 45 Beavor Lane, London W6 9AR

 

Limited Tickets Available:
£595.00 (Inc VAT and booking fee)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/icons-of-wine-magnum-tasting-cult-wines-tickets-39514490906

 

There are many arguments as to why buying magnums over the standard format is preferable - from pure aesthetics to sheer greed (there’s more wine to go around!) – but from an ageing and scientific perspective there can be no argument. Larger formats, and in particular magnums, have a greater capacity for ageing as there’s more wine in the bottle and less ullage [empty space between wine and cork], which means a proportionately smaller amount of air in the bottle – which is what causes ageing (through oxidation). Therefore well-stored magnums of the world’s greatest wines will often develop greater nuances and more complex flavours than wine aged in standard bottles.

This tasting not only gives guests the rare opportunity to taste some of the greatest wines from across France, Italy and Spain (including a wine regarded as one of the best wines of the 20th Century) encompassing the famed regions of Bordeaux, Bugundy, Tuscany, Champagne and Ribera del Duero. But the chance to taste these iconic wines from well stored Magnum formats. Led by our Head of Fine Wine and advanced Court of Master Sommelier, Lukasz Kolodziejczyk, the evening will provide unique insight into the terroir and winemaking philosophy of each of these producers and vineyards.

 

Wines to be Tasted

 

2000 Cristal - en Magnum

1990 Comte Armand Pommard 1er Cru Clos des Epeneaux - en Magnum

1975 Vega Sicilia, Unico - en Magnum

1985 Lafleur - en Magnum

1999 Haut Brion - en Magnum

1985 Sassicaia - en Magnum

1998 Masseto - en Magnum

 

In the unlikely event that on the evening there is a fault with any of the wines due to be tasted, if there isn’t a replacement bottle available, a different wine of equivalent quality will be opened as a suitable replacement.

 

The evening will also include a champagne reception as well as some food to accompany the wines throughout the evening.

 

Limited Tickets Available:
£595.00 (Inc VAT and booking fee)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/icons-of-wine-magnum-tasting-cult-wines-tickets-39514490906

 

Icons of Wine - Magnum Tasting