Are French Wines the best?

Event Date:

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Event Time:

7:00 pm

Event Location:

The Army and Navy Club

In this tasting, five French wines from noted producers will be pitted against five from England, South Africa, Hungary and Chile. Members will be able to make up their own minds on which of each pair they prefer. The pairs are usually but not always with a similar grape composition and style; often both are interestingly mature.

Sparkling: Tattinger Brut Reserve, (NV), mainly Chardonnay plus some Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, against All Angels Classic Cuvee 2015, mainly Chardonnay with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Gris.

Dry white, mature: Stephane Montez, Domaine du Monteillet, Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillés 2011, against Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2004.

Dry red, mature, mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and others: Lynch Bages Grand Vin Pauillac 2002, against Tokara Stellenbosch Director’s Reserve 2015.

Dry red, mature, Syrah: Alain Graillot La Guiraude Crozes Hermitage 1990, against Villány Bock Jozsef Syrah 2006.

Sweet whites from excellent years, Sauvignon Blanc with Sémillon or Viognier: Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey 1er Cru Sauternes 2001, against Louis Felippe Edwards Late Harvest Viognier Sauvignon Blanc 2019.

The tasting will be accompanied by a buffet provided by the Club.  It will be organised and conducted by Dr Bernard Lamb, a member of the National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges.

This will be a really interesting and informative evening.
Mobility rating: 3 – steps up to the front door, then lift access.
Nearest tube: Green Park
Dress: Smart casual
Organiser: Bernard Lamb. E-mail: 

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Event Location:

  • The Army and Navy Club
  • 36-39 Pall Mall
  • London
  • SW!Y 5JN
  • United Kingdom

Event Schedule Details

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2024 7:00 pm
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