I presented a Rare Wine Dinner in Restaurant L.A. Jordan in Hotel Ketschauer Hof in Deidesheim.
Aperitif: Champagne Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Sainte Anne
Course 1: Topic: 3 grape vartieties:
1996 Corton Charlemagne, Olivier Leflaive - good nose - buttery. Starting to show some age.
1997 Scharzhofberger Spätlese Riesling, Egon Müller - touch stinky at first. Opened up with air. A fine wine.
1999 „M“ Grüner Veltliner, F.X. Pichler - a big wine, still very fresh. Will age well. My favourite in this flight.
Course 2: Unagi & Gänseleber, Eingelegter Kürbis und Sanbai-Vinaigrette. Topic: Bordeaux from the 1940s:
1945 Château Beychevelle - still good fruit.
1947 Château Margaux - very good. Sweet fruit on the nose. Good fruit and balance. One of the best vintages for Château Margaux. The van-der-Meulen bottling is brilliant. My favourite in this flight.
1949 Château Destieux Magnum - a very charming and fresh wine.
Course 3: Maronenschaumsuppe, Glaciertes Kalbsbries und weißer Trüffel aus Alba. Topic: Château Cheval Blanc:
1928 Château Cheval Blanc - maturing colour. Wonderful sweet fruit, showing some old age acidity. Still very good though. My favourite in this flight.
1970 Château Cheval Blanc Magnum - sweet and charming. Good but not great.
1989 Château Cheval Blanc - good concentration. Sweet fruit. Ready to drink.
Course 4: Imperial Taube, Rote Bete, Macadamia und Ziegenquark. Topic: 1966 Bordeaux:
1966 Château La Mission Brion - very youthful. Good fruit.
1966 Château Haut Brion - a very good complex nose. Coffee, chocolate and leather. Still very young. My favourite in this flight.
1966 Château Margaux - quite good fruit. Needs drinking soon.
Flight 5: Verkohltes Rind, herbsttrüffel und Teriyaki. Topic: Mature Burgundy:
19?? Alter Burgunder von Louis Jadot - dark colour. Signs of oxidisation. Porty nose. Lots of coffee on nose and palate.
1945 Clos de Vougeot - light colour. A delicate, sweet nose. Elegant.
1964 Aloxe-Corton Magnum - stably nose, good fruit.
Flight 6: Lust (auf) Kugeln, Yuzu, Jughurt und Matcha. Topic: Sauternes:
1934 Château Filhot - very complex and stylish. Nose with a touch of apricots and coffee. Still wonderful to drink.
1983 Château d’Yquem - quite dark colour. Mature and a bit simple.
2001 Château Rieussec - light gold. Fabulous fresh fruit. Will age very well.