Following our recent wine tasting and quiz night in Highgate for 100 people in aid of KINOE we hosted one for The Mcgrath Foundation at The George Private members club in Mayfair.
We had a mixture of wine related questions on a variety of subjects including Geography, Art , Music , Culture and a new Logo round.
The 6 wines were all served blind and chosen from The George wine list .We recently visited the vast cellar under Annabels to chose this selection.
Wine 1: Chardonnay ‘Terres Dorees 2012. Jean Paul Brun. Beaujolais. France.
Wine 2: Torrontes ‘ Composed by Hispa’ 2012. Argentina.
Enticing aromas similar to Gewurztraminer, with hints of apricot stone, flowers, and lychees. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavours that keep you coming back for another sip. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this Argentinian Torrontes has a bitter almond finish.
Wine 3: Sylvaner 2008, Joseph Cattin. Alsace. France
Golden in colour with a pronounced nose of honey combe, wax and dry hay this Alsatian Sylvaner has as a lovely lingering silky mouth feel.
Wine 4: St Amour 2012 Domaine des Pins. Beaujolais, France.
On the nose, loganberry, raspberry, hint of banana skin & wet flannel. In the mouth this young Beaujolais is fruity with light body & low tannin.
Wine 5: Malbec ‘Composed by Hispa’ 2012. Argentina.
Wine 6: Mark’s Club Saint Emilion 2009. Moueix. Bordeaux, France.
This st Emillion from2009 is a classic merlot dominated claret with lovely notes of polished wood, forest floor red fruits leather and smoke .On the palate plumb and more delicious savoury notes.
We were delighted by the amount of money raised for the charity and the excellent feedback from the 40 attendees.