Saint-Estèphe 2eme Cru
Dinner at Lincoln’s Inn with Hervé Berland
Château Tronquoy-Lalande Blanc 2012
Sémillon 60% Sauvignon Gris 40%
Pineapple richness on the nose the palate has depth sweet fruit with hints of oak. Breadth and richness on the mid palate yet there is an underling citric freshness lighter at the back the finish nutty and bright.
Chicken & Guinea Fowl Terrine, Sage Crumb
Curly Endive & Apple Purée
Château Tronquoy-Lalande 2009
Bright the nose has a mix of red fruits and bramble the start of the palate is quite fresh. Sweet fruit in the middle richness and depth the tannins firm but rounded and there is rich fruit on the back palate yet the finish is light, bright with bramble freshness.
Grilled Fillet of Beef, Beef Sauce
Pommery Mustard Mash
Carrot & Ale Purée
Wilted Rainbow Chard
Château Montrose 2006
The fruit is sweet the nose has richness and breadth the palate depth and sweetness a complex mix of black fruits. There is mid freshness bramble and bilberry purity of flavour a balance to the mid richness with hints of cedar wood at the back adding to the complexity.
Château Montrose 2001
A hint of maturity the nose has a mix of bramble and bilberry. There is more depth on the mid palate ripe cassis and black cherry the tannins are firm but fine and although there is ripe cassis at the back the finish is lighter nutty with a hint of cedar wood.
Château Montrose 1999
Depth on the nose the palate has sweetness with a complex mix of black fruits bramble and bilberry underpinned by rich ripe cassis and black cherry. The mid suppleness is balanced by freshness but it fills out at the back with meaty richness the finish has depth a powerful mix of rich fruits.
Mayfield Firm Cheese / Barkham Blue / Wigmore / Wedmore Smoked Cheese
Lord of London / Isle of Avalon
Château Montrose 1998
Rich and ripe on the nose the start of the palate has depth of fruit rich black fruits cassis and black cherry underpinned by dark chocolate and liquorice. Fresh towards the back streamlined a bramble bilberry mix but it fills out on the finish with depth of flavour and ripe fruited richness.
Château Montrose 1975
Fragrant nutty the nose has charm the start of the palate light and bright. It fills out in the middle sweet and ripe an amazing depth of fruit. Bright at the back with red fruits and black fruits the finish has length fragrance with hints of sweetness.