France vs Australia Tasting Dinner – POSTPONED
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– A tasting with a great dinner of comparable fine wines from France and from Australia, led by Paul Mapplebeck.

Date(s) - Tue 21st Apr, 2020
6:45 pm

The Naval Club

It is often said that New World wines are made to be drunk young.  But this is not universally so, and here is an opportunity to taste some top end Australian wines that are a few years older.  Many of you will have attended Paul Mapplebeck’s excellent vintage wine tastings at the Naval Club and also the wine tasting dinners that we have organised in the Cunliffe-Owen Room upstairs.  Now Paul has kindly agreed to present some more wines from his cellar in this popular format.  He will feature wines mostly from the Northern and Southern Rhone, alongside comparable wines from Australia.

These wines are of the highest quality and much sought after by collectors.We will start with a sparkling wine aperitif – Jansez Premium Cuvée from Tasmania, which has been widely acclaimed as able to hold its own against many Champagnes.

Our first course will be:
Chicken Liver Parfait, Pistachio, Raisin Purée and Toasted Brioche.
This will be served with three white wines from the Viognier grape:
Yalumba, Eden Valley, 2016
Yalumba Virgilius Viognier, Eden Valley, 2012
Guigal, Condrieu, N Rhone, 2011

Our main course will be:
Roast Breast of Duck, Braised Savoy Cabbage and Smoked Pancetta, Fondant Potato, Port Jus
This will be served with two Southern Rhone style wines:
Nine Popes, Charles Melton, Barossa, 2013
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Clos des Papes, 2013
and two in the style of the Northern Rhone:
Amon-Ra Shiraz, Barossa, 2012
Hermitage, Cuvée Emilie, Remizières, 2012

Our dessert will be:
Irish Cream Cheesecake, Honey Oat Crumble and Pink Peppercorn Meringue
This will be served with two sweet wines, mostly from the Semilion grape:
Di Bertoli Noble One Botrytis Semilion, New South Wales, 2014
Château Filliot, Sauternes Cru Classé, 2011 

We will finish with coffee and mints.   This event is likely to be very popular, so please book early.
Venue: Cunliffe-Owen Room, The Naval Club, 38 Hill St, W1J 5NS
Nearest Tube: Green Park or Hyde Park
Mobility Rating: 3 – a few steps, then lift access
Time : 6.45 for 7 pm
Dress: Jacket and Tie
Price per Person:  Members £109, Guests £125
Organiser: Alan Shepherd    Tel: 01276 65900