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Join us this evening for a rare look at the great 1959 vintage – 60 years on.

1959 was one of those landmark years that seemed successful almost everywhere. Bordeaux and Burgundy – our principal focus this evening – perhaps makes the year especially prominent in the minds of enthusiasts. It was also great across many classic regions in Europe, and in the still tiny but emerging regions beyond those shores too. In Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley for example, there was just one family estate – pioneer Gaston Hochar and his son Serge (who debuted with 1959) at Château Musar. That wine is included tonight, alongside another Mediterranean-influenced wine – Chapoutier’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for a sense of breadth.

Vibrant tangy-ripe wines were produced in The Loire, sunshine and chenin blanc’s natural acidity combining to give us a very tasty Anjou from Moulin Touchais, as well as the beautiful Le Haut Lieu Moelleux 1er Trie from Gaston Huet in Vouvray. In Germany, so great was 1959 for ripeness and botrytis that it was the first time some famous estates ever made the most nobly nectary wine of all – Trockenbeerenauslese. A great Rheingau Riesling example features tonight from the exalted Kiedricher Gräfenberg vineyard.

From Burgundy this evening we have a plethora from the best terroirs including an interesting comparison of Grands Echezeaux from both Leroy and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Musigny from Bouchard, Clos Vougeot from Faiveley, and Volnay-Santenots from Ampeau round this flight out. A large crop of healthy grapes here in 1959 produced generously fruity, fully-ripe style wines.

The best of 1959 from Bordeaux is represented tonight too by Châteaux Latour, Mouton and La Mission Haut-Brion. If its near neighbour 1961 was the year of crop-reduced ripe vintage power, flash and concentration, 1959 feels more nuanced, more classical, more svelte, more refined in expression, notably generous in fruit, ripe in tannin and low (for the era) in acidity. All three wines tonight have, from time to time, garnered perfect marks from critics. They’re favourites of mine too, and I look forward to seeing them side by side.

All in all tonight’s selection offers something of the breadth of 1959, while also giving us enough key focus on Burgundy and Bordeaux to understand the style of 1959 in those two classic regions. These rare single bottles, carefully sourced, will enable us to celebrate vintage 1959 – 60 years on from the harvest. I look forward to sharing this single-table event with you at one of our favourite places – the Chief Executive Suite at Hong Kong’s Grand Hyatt hotel.

Menu and Wine Pairings

Foie gras terrine, vanilla roasted apricot, lavender honey, brioche 
1959 Anjou, Moulin Touchais
1959 Vouvray ‘Le Haut Lieu’ Moelleux 1er Trie, G. Huet

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Roast langoustine, porcini cream, spinach, crisp sweetbread, roast chicken jus 
1959 Volnay-Santenots, P. Ampeau
1959 Clos Vougeot, J. Faiveley
1959 Musigny, Bouchard Père et Fils
1959 Grands Echezeaux, Leroy
1959 Grands Echezeaux, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti

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Roast pigeon breast, confit leg, beurre rouge, Jerusalem artichoke
1959 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, M. Chapoutier
1959 Château Musar, Gaston Hochar

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Roast beef tenderloin, treviso, potato mille feuilles, eschalot jus, truffle 
1959 Château Latour
1959 Château Mouton-Rothschild
1959 Château La Mission Haut-Brion

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Orange blossom namelaka, shortbread, yoghurt sponge, clementine sorbet 
1959 Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Schloss Groenesteyn

Cheese selection from Philippe Olivier, crispy lavosh

1959 Fine Wine Dinner - 60 Years On
Wine Luncheons and Dinners
Date Monday 16 December 2019
Time 19:00
Venue Chief Executive Suite at the Grand Hyatt
Ticket HKD 20,800 per ticket
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Event wine list

Vintage Wine Bottle size Score
1959 Anjou, Moulin Touchais 750ml --
1959 Vouvray ‘Le Haut Lieu’ Moelleux 1er Trie, G. Huet 750ml --
1959 Volnay-Santenots, P. Ampeau 750ml --
1959 Clos Vougeot, J. Faiveley 750ml --
1959 Musigny, Bouchard Père et Fils 750ml --
1959 Grands Echezeaux, Leroy 750ml --
1959 Grands Echezeaux, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 750ml --
1959 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, M. Chapoutier 750ml --
1959 Château Musar, Gaston Hochar 750ml --
1959 Château Latour 750ml --
1959 Château Mouton-Rothschild 750ml --
1959 Château La Mission Haut-Brion 750ml --
1959 Kiedricher Gräfenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese, Schloss Groenesteyn 750ml --

Wines available for sale

Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
1959 Moulin Touchais - Anjou 750 BOTTLE 2 2 1,550 - SHOP
1959 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Premiere Trie 750 BOTTLE 7 7 4,800 - HK
1959 Domaine J. Faiveley - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 750 BOTTLE 6 6 5,500 - HK
1959 Chateau Latour 750 BOTTLE 4 4 26,000 WA96 HK
1959 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 750 BOTTLE 1 1 32,000 WA100 SHOP
1959 Schloss Groenesteyn - Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 750 BOTTLE 1 1 12,000 - HK
1959 Moulin Touchais - Anjou
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,550 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,550
Score
-
Location
SHOP
1959 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Le Haut Lieu Moelleux Premiere Trie
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 4,800 / BTL 7 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
7
Qty of btl
7
Btl price (HKD)
4,800
Score
-
Location
HK
1959 Domaine J. Faiveley - Clos Vougeot Grand Cru
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 5,500 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
5,500
Score
-
Location
HK
1959 Chateau Latour
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 26,000 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
26,000
Score
WA96
Location
HK
1959 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 32,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
32,000
Score
WA100
Location
SHOP
1959 Schloss Groenesteyn - Kiedrich Grafenberg Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 12,000 / BTL 1 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
1
Qty of btl
1
Btl price (HKD)
12,000
Score
-
Location
HK
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