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2024 Dinner Wines Announced..

We are delighted to announce this years wines that will be served at the four annual dinners.

 Charles Heidseick is this years Presidential House, with Bollinger as the Outgoing House and Veuve Clicquot as the Incoming House.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

With 40% of reserve wines (the maximum possible amount), the blend offers a complex and voluptuous note with notes of freshly baked brioche and the richness of roasted coffee beans.

A precise selection of wines, purposely limited to 60 crus, ensure the Brut Réserve a deliciously sophisticated harmony. An opulent selection of ripe, sun-drenched fruits such as mango, apricot and geengage plum combines with dried fruits, pistachio and almond.

The texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velevety cream pastry filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. The reserve wines, some dating back ten years, give the wine lushness. The depth of the thousand-year old chalk quarries where the wine matures offer a touch of praline along with notes of amber and vanilla.

Appearance: Pale gold with fine and persistent bubbles

On the nose: Wonderfully complex aromas of ripe apricot and almond.

On the palate: Extremely creamy, rich and fresh and also surprisingly nutty - likely a consequence of the age and high percentage of reserve wines

Food Pairings Recommendations

San Daniele ham

Lamb fillet in a sweet spice crust

Tartar of smoked salmon

Brie de Meaux

Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 2012 Magnum

After many years ageing in the unique and ancient Crayères acquired by its founder Charles Heidsieck, Brut Millésime reveals itself as a champagne poised between elegance and complexity, with a smooth texture and great length on the palate. Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé 2012 is a blend of ten Grands Crus and Premiers Crus meticulously selected by the House, expressing magnificent minerality, intensity and acidity. This exceptional cuvée was aged for ten years in Gallo-Roman Crayères. True to the Charles Heidsieck style, Millésimé 2012 already displays all the elegance and power of an outstanding vintage, qualities which will only be enhanced with time

The 2012 weather has been hallmarked by many as very challenging but has created some stunning Champagne. Relatively low yields due to various weather conditions throughout the year. The winter months brought some frosts and hail which damaged the early stages of bud burst. Much of August was very wet and the year was saved as the sun came out in September and rescued the vintage. Most 2012 have a great balance with purity of fruit and chalky minerality and with the potential to rival the 2002 and 2008's

Appearance: A brilliant golden yellow colour with glints of green and delicate effervescence

On the nose: The nose is complex with notes of candied citrus and dried fruits with overtones of pecan and hazelnut

On the palate: The palate is taut and vivacious, leading to a generous mouthfeel and a pronounced minerality. A long finish with rich aromas and caramel notes.

Food Pairings Recommendations

Smoked poultry breast

Roast monkfish with Serrano sauce and oyster mushrooms

Sweet notes such as a caramel and salted butter millefeuilles with roasted hazelnut.

Bollinger PN AYC18

A unique vision of Pinot Noir by Champagne Bollinger.

Pinot Noir is one of the key pillars of the Bollinger style and the Maison has built its reputation by showcasing this variety. The PN cuvée is the result of research into the different styles of Pinot Noir and its different origins in Champagne. PN is a continuation of the Maison’s heritage and an affirmation of the legendary Bollinger style, while also being a wine that reinvents itself year after year. In this way, each new edition offers a new interpretation of Maison Bollinger’s vineyards and savoir-faire.

PN AYC18 is designed to be shared between wine enthusiasts looking for different expressions of Pinot Noir from Champagne.

We recommend you serve PN AYC18 between 10 and 11°C to highlight its unique style and aromas. You can enjoy this wine right away or keep it in the cellar for further ageing.

Appearance: Golden with bronze reflections

On the nose: Notes of honey, fruit jellies , quince and candied citrus. Aromas of marzipan and blood orange complement a nose full of sweet spices and a refreshing hint of menthol

On the palate: Serious , understated and rich, beautifully expansive with a finish full of confit citrus which enhances the wine’s freshness.

Food Pairings Recommendations

Scallop Carpaccio with citrus

Duck à l’orange

Quince and almond tart

VC Extra Brut Extra Old 4

Veuve Clicquot presents the fourth edition of its Extra Brut Extra Old.

Expressing the ultimate creativity of our Cellar Master, Extra Brut Extra Old is a unique collection crafted exclusively from our reserve wine collection, one of the largest recorded in Champagne.

The 4th edition of Extra Brut Extra Old is a unique blend of six of Veuve Clicquot’s most prestigious reserve wines: 1996, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Just like the creation of a perfume, the essence of such mature or, as called, “spices” reserve wines will bring concentration and depth to the blend.

The wines are aged in bottle in Maison’s crayères for a minimum of three years before disgorgement, giving it texture and aromatic complexity. This blend requires a low dosage of 3 grams of sugar per litre.

The Precision, energy and balance of Veuve Clicquot Extra Brut Extra Old 4 will be best appreciated with balanced and fresh cuisine, from raw vegetables to tartares and seafood.

Appearance: Light with bronze

On the nose: Tilia, honeysuckle, green tea, citrus fruits (grapefruit, lemon)

On the palate: Ginger, bread dough, saline, mineral

Food Pairings Recommendations

Purity and freshness (raw vegetables, refined cuisine, tartars, ceviche)

Salinity and energy (umami, citrus peel, products from the sea)

Finesse and precision (silky texture, delicate pairings)

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