The closest link between the people that make wine and the people that drink it
Can a wine achieve perfection? Can anything? The idea of assigning a perfect score to something so subjective is a highly controversial one. Yet nearly 300 of the world’s top wines have been granted this accolade by none other than the globally influential palate of renowned wine critic Robert Parker.
At our Fine & Rare Dinner on 15th March, with the talented and warm-hearted Michel Roux Jr as our very special Guest Chef, we will be serving an intriguing pair of ‘100 pointers’ from the same vintage. 1989 La Mission Haut Brion was granted 100 points by Parker just last year, and was described by him as ‘a remarkable tour de force in winemaking’, whilst ‘modern-day legend’ 1989 Ch. Haut Brion achieved the honour in 1998. With heady language such as ‘opulent’, ‘multi-dimensional’, ‘seamless’, ‘pure’ and ‘elixir’, Parker certainly makes these two sound enticing.
Yet what makes the difference between 99 points and 100 points (apart from the price!)? Can you taste it? Can you feel it? Is it to do with the surroundings, the company, the food, even the emotions that you happen to be experiencing? On 15th March, alongside Michel’s heavenly menu, we will be exploring just that.
To view the incredible wine list and Michel’s menu please visit our website.