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Great French Fine Wine Encounter 2009

Join Decanter, Château Bouscaut, Château Carbonnieux, Château Climens, Château de Malleprat de la Roulerie, Château Faugères, Château Franc-Mayne, Domaine Couly-Dutheil, Maison Jean Durup Père et Fils and other star producers for an unparallelled weekend of fine wine from around the globe. Places are limited and tickets to this exquisite tasting sell-out early so book today to avoid disappointment.

Click here to view the full list of wineries taking part.

Saturday 21 February 2009
11am–5pm The Landmark Hotel, London NW1

Book online or call: +44 (0)20 3148 4513

Grand Tasting

  • Over 300 dream French wines to taste
  • Explore the famous regions from Bordeaux to the Loire
  • Meet the winemakers in person
  • Tour top French châteaux all under one roof
  • Taste, learn and enjoy at this relaxed and friendly tasting
  • Full show catalogue included with your ticket
  • Wander at your leisure around three tasting rooms packed with star producers
  • Click here to view the full list of wineries taking part
  • Just £39.00 for a full day of wine tasting


Learn from the experts at Decanter's tutored tastings. Tickets are sold separately from Grand Tasting tickets.

Three Great Terroirs - 11:00am

Speaker: Véronique Sanders, Thomas Duroux, Alexandre Thienpont.

Taste magnificent wines from three legendary chateaux. Chateau Palmer, Vieux Chateau Certan and Chateau Haut Bailly will be presenting a range of exciting vintages including:

  • Château Palmer 2005
  • Château Palmer 1999
  • Château Palmer 1995
  • Haut-Bailly 2005
  • Haut Bailly 2001
  • Haut Bailly 2003 or 2004
  • Vieux Château Certan 2005
  • Vieux Château Certan 1998
  • Vieux Château Certan 2000
£48.00 per person

Vintage Champagne - 1:30pm

This exciting masterclass, tutored by Champagne expert Tom Stevenson (author of Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia and the World Encyclopedia of Champagne), will be a chance to compare top champagnes from 10 leading houses.

  • Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2002
  • Taittinger 2002 Brut
  • Paul Goerg Blanc de Blancs 2002, Premier Cru
  • Piper-Heidsieck 2000 Brut Millésime
  • Pol Roger 1999 Blanc de Blancs Brut
  • Lanson 1998 Gold Label Brut
  • Bollinger RD 1997
  • Duval-Leroy Femme de Champagne 1996
  • Charles Heidsieck 1995 Blanc de Millenaires
  • Palmer Blanc de Blancs 1995 (magnums)
£48.00 per person

Classic Sauternes - 4:00pm

Speakers: Aline Baly (Coutet), Berenice Lurton (Climens), Xavier Planty (Guiraud), Pierre Montegut (Suduiraut)

Four Premiers Grands Crus Classes chateaux will come together for this extraordinary masterclass.

  • Château Coutet: 1989
  • Château Coutet: 2002
  • Château Coutet: 2005
  • Château Guiraud: 1996
  • Château Guiraud: 2002
  • Château Guiraud: 2005
  • Château Suduiraut: 1970
  • Château Suduiraut: 2002
  • Château Suduiraut: 2005
  • Ch. Climens: 1974
  • Ch. Climens: 2002
  • Ch. Climens: 2005
£48.00 per person