Good afternoon/evening everyone!
Welcome to tonight’s LIVE Fine Wine Champs virtual tasting.
If you’re new to The Community and need help with how to use the forum for the tasting and what the tasting involves, have a read of our guide 'How To - Take part in our virtual #TWSTaste events
We recently announced our Fine Wine Champions of 2020, so we thought this would be a good opportunity for us all to try two wines from this offer!
The wines we’ll be trying tonight are:
Domaine de Perdiguier Cuvée d’En Auger, Vin de Pays des Coteaux d’Ensérune 2009
‘How much?’ The question was asked twice upon this wine being revealed:
firstly in reference to the price (its outstanding value), and then regarding
how much stock we had managed to secure! A beautifully mature
Languedoc blend of Bordeaux grapes offering warmth, class and charm.
Domaine de Perdiguier Cuvée d’En Auger, Vin de Pays des Coteaux d’Ensérune 2009, Bestsellers - Popular - Offers
Olivier Leflaive, Bourgogne Oncle Vincent 2017
One of the stars of 2020’s tastings in any category: a knockout-value white Burgundy and a fitting tribute to the late and legendary winemaker ‘Oncle’ Vincent Leflaive. Everyone’s pens seemed to move a little faster when tasting this, such is its exciting combination of floral finesse and barrel fermented structure. A great success.
Who’s on hand to help tonight
We have some staff attending tonight, so please feel free to use the below usernames and tag any of us if you need a hand (and if you’re new to The Community, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have!)
Here’s how things will work:
- We’ll post a poll to see who’s here - please let us know, and feel free to say hi and start chatting before we start.
- To begin, we’ll invite you all to pour a glass, have a swirl and take in the aromas, and post your thoughts and first impressions. Feel free to take your time and have a good swirl and sniff.
- We’ll then taste the wines together, one by one and ask you to share your own tasting note. Feel free to add any additional food matches and/or your thoughts on how well the wine is drinking now, and how much longer it might age. Anything goes, and there are no wrong answers!
- After this, we’ll possibly have time to ask for your mark out of 10, favourite wine of the two or final thoughts.
And after that, if people want to continue chatting about the wines then please do!