Clark Foyster Burgundy Tasting En Primeur 2014
February 16th, 2016 by
Our Burgundy En Primeur Tasting is always a big day in the CFW calendar, and this year was no exception, with our Burgundian producers arriving in from the French countryside to help us unveil the 2014s and many of our friends and loyal customers pre-registered and ready to get down to some serious tasting… This year, we were even equipped with a new photo presentation of a decade’s worth of Clark Foyster trips to Burgundy to play on 67 Pall Mall’s smart high-tech screen… a welcome and entertaining break from all the serious note-taking that was otherwise taking place!
Alongside the bright and pure young 2014s, we featured a number of older vintages from the different growers, of interest to our Sommelier friends and trade customers. It always makes such a difference to be joined by the producers themselves, who are willing and able to talk precisely about the exact vintage conditions and answer all the nitty-gritty questions we kept finding for them. Below, Florence and Simon Heresztyn-Mazzini of Gevrey Chambertin are in full swing stood behind their beautiful range of single vineyard Gevreys.
And what would the day be without our fair share of bright and jazzy shirts! Every tasting needs a colourful duo – Isabelle Clark with friend and customer, David Strange, looking quite the part below.
And after the day’s work was all over, it was time to head to The 10 Cases Wine Bar in Covent Garden to relax with the producers, and our customers and friends. Chris Sherwood, Tuggy Meyer and Lance Foyster musing over the day’s wines.
Domaine Confuron-Gindre’s Grand Cru Echézeaux 2014, one of many bottles enthusiastically emptied over the course of evening in the approving company of the producers themselves.
Miranda Fong from Bottle Apostle clearly a little surprised at the camera opportunity Isabelle couldn’t miss out on :-), either that or the last drop of Heresztyn-Mazzini’s Clos St Denis, Grand Cru 2014 had just been emptied!
Group Photo! Empty plates – and bottles! – a very merry evening. And it is thanks to our much-valued French amis and producers; customers and friends that the day was made a success. Every reason to go home singing, and clapping, following the lead of the jovial Burgundians!