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Wine & Cognac Dinner at The Chambers, Taj Lands End

Our guests experienced an extravagant four course dinner paired a selection of wines and cognac at the uber exclusive Chambers – Taj Lands End, Mumbai.
Indulgences for the evening included:
Champagne MUMM Cordon Rouge Brut NV, Champagne, France
Grüner Veltliner Domaene Gobelsburg 2016, Kamptal, Austria
Brancott Estate Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand
ChâteauDeFontenille Rouge AOC 2015, Bordeaux, France
Martell X.O. Cognac, France
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Blind Wine Tasting – ProWein Educational Campaign

Guests discovered how to taste wine with an added twist. Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal conducted a tasting of 8 wines without revealing the brand, grape varietal or country of origin at the ProWein educational campaign.
Wines tasted were:
York Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Nashik, India
Mud House Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand
MythicMountain Chardonnay 2016, Mendoza, Argentina
Fratelli Vineyards Vitae Chardonnay 2015, Akluj, India
Château de Fontenille Rouge AOC 2015, Bordeaux, France
Oakwood Vineyards Reisha Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Shrirampur, India
Grover Zampa Vineyards Chêne 2015, Nashik, India
Nederburg Wines The Winemasters Shiraz 2016, Western Cape, South Africa
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Robert Giraud Chateau Tonneret Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Chateau Tonneret Saint-Emilion

Appellation: Saint-Emilion AOC

 

Blend: 100% Merlot

 

Tasting note: Château Tonneret has a fine nose, immensely appealing wine with an intense purple colour. The powerful bouquet is quite fruity (red fruit and candied fruit) with added hints of animal and menthol. Hearty and well structured, Château Tonneret is especially attractive due to its long, fruity aftertaste development on the palate.

Ginestet Lussac-St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

Ginestet Saint Emilion

Appellation: St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France

 

Blend: Merlot 70%

Cabernet Sauvignon 25%

Cabernet Franc 5%

 

Vintage: aaaa

 

Tasting note: A very classy Claret nose leads on to a ripe, flavoursome Merlot palate, smooth with a surprisingly long finish for a wine at this level. Fantastic with a classic Sunday roast and also good with lamb dishes.

Château de Parenchère Cuvée Raphaël, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de Parenchere Cuvee Raphael

Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur

 

Blend: 50% Merlot

50% Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Tasting note: The Cuvée Raphaël is always a very dense, very concentrated wine with elegant tannins that stand out, but are mellow and smooth. They are elegantly woody, but not excessively to leave plenty of room for the fruit.

Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Blanc Sec, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de parenchere bordeaux white

Appellation: Bordeaux Blanc AOC

 

Blend: 70% Sauvignon

20% Semillon

10% Muscadelle

 

Tasting note: The Sauvignon produces aromatic strength and freshness, while the Semillon complements this with a certain degree of roundness on the palate. The Muscadelle adds intense white flower notes to the aromatic range of the finished wine.

All in all, a white wine with intense white and citrus fruit aromas, which is both fresh and round on the palate.

Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Clairet, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de parenchere bordeaux clairet

Appellation: Grand Vin de Bordeaux

 

Blend: 50% Merlot

 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

9% Cabernet Franc

1% Malbec

 

Tasting note: The Bordeaux Clairet is particularly aromatic and has a very deep red fruit colour. It is also more substantial than traditional rosés, with good body and exuberant fruitiness, which comes the wine being produced from the musts run off just after vatting begins (called saignée)

Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur Rouge, Bordeaux, France

Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux Superieur Red

Appellation: Bordeaux Supérieur Red

 

Blend: 50% Merlot

40% Cabernet Sauvignon

9% Cabernet Franc

1% Malbec

Tasting note: With its equal proportions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Château de Parenchère Bordeaux Supérieur Red is half-way between a Médoc and a Saint-Emilion.

Merlot gives it its supple, fruity fleshiness; Cabernet-Sauvignon provides structure and additional tannic density.

This traditional Parenchère blend is generally very fleshy, with a very deeply coloured robe. Characterized by a good balance between fruit and tannin, it displays distinct red fruit aromas with a long, sustained finish.

MOUTON CADET RÉSERVE SAUTERNES 2012, BORDEAUX, FRANCE

MOUTON CADET RÉSERVE SAUTERNES 2012, BORDEAUX, FRANCE

REGION: Bordeaux

GRAPE VARIETY: 75% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc & 2% Muscadelle

TASTING NOTES: Bright gold in color. The nose opens on yellow fruit (peach, mirabelle), then goes on with airing to develop an attractive aromatic complexity on notes of bergamot, gentle spice and quince.

From a powerful, refined attack, the wine expresses crystallised quince and mirabelle jam flavours enhanced with a fresh touch of bergamot. On the finish, the wine’s sweetness and power bring a balance typical of Sauternes.

Bottle - Mouton Cadet Sauternes