Back in 2020, we sadly lost one of the stalwarts of the London Branch of the IWFS in Carole Goldberg. Always unpredictable, sometimes challenging, Carole was tremendously enthusiastic about the Society and over the years had organised some memorable tastings.
Roger Ellis is the Executor of her Will and he has suggested that, in her honour, we should annually conduct a tasting of some of her wines. The first such tasting was held in May of last year. This is the second.
However, like Carole, these wines are also somewhat unpredictable. Until we open the bottle, we will not know how well these wines have stood the test of time. But there could well be some real gems in here – or maybe not! Committee member Rachel Burnett has kindly offered to lead the tasting – so come and join us on a journey of discovery.
For many years Carole was an avid fan of a Lebanese wine, Chateau Musar, made by winemaker Serge Hochar. Chateau Musar wines first came to public notice during the Bristol Wine Fair in 1979, where they were declared “the discovery of the fair”. Around this time, Carole had her first taste of Chateau Musar and even met with Serge Hochar himself. Later in 2015, Carole held a tasting of these wines for IWFS, conducted by Gaston Hochar, Serge’s eldest son. So, in her memory we will taste six vintages of this wine and see how it has fared.
Chateau Musar 1980, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999.
We will then conclude the evening with a tasting of three Left Bank clarets.
1995 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Pauillac
1996 Château Lafon-Rochet, Saint Estèphe
1996 Château Langoa Barton, St Julien
A light buffet will accompany the tasting.
Venue: The Army and Navy Club (RAG), 36 – 39 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5JN
Time: 7.00 for 7.30 pm
Mobility rating: 3 – steps up then lift access. Wheelchair access can be arranged
Nearest Tube: Green Park or Piccadilly
Dress: Smart Casual, no jeans or trainers
Price p/person: £80 Members only
Organisers: Roger Ellis & Rachel Burnett
Roger.email@example.com Tel 07860 847743