Château Bellevue & Château St Pierre Dinner at the Institute of Directors

Francois de Lavaux is joined by Coe Vintners' David Allen MW and Howard Corrigan and others

Our great friends the de Lavaux family, owners of several fine Right Bank Bordeaux châteaux, presented a selection of their wines at a dinner at the Institute of Directors, London on Thursday 26th January 2012

Francois de Lavaux, resplendent in his robes as a member of the Confrérie des Hospitaliers de Pomerol, was joined by his wife Marie-Vincent and their son, Axel de Lavaux who presented a range of wines from Châteaux Bellevue in St Emilion and St Pierre in Pomerol.

Institute of Directors logoThe meal, prepared by the IOD’s head Chef Roger Evans, was a superb backdrop to all the wines, with the Bellevue 2007 and the 2003 St Pierre showing especially well – The vinous high point of the evening was the St Pierre 1989 served from the Chateau’s last two remaining double magnums of this wine… This fully mature Pomerol showed a myriad of developed truffle and mushroom aromas that provided a wonderfully mellow end to the evening.

Château Bellevue – St Emilion, Grand Cru Classé

Bellevue 07_webThis is a beautifully situated Grand Cru Classé that’s going places! – located on the Côtes, neighbouring Châteaux Angelus, Beauséjour Duffau-Lagarrosse and Beau-Séjour Bécot.  Recently Hubert de Boüard de Laforest of Angélus bought a half share in this property in 2007, his input together with improvements already in hand will no doubt gain the château a greater prominence in the future.

Area 6.82 hectares
Soils Chalk and clay
Plantings 98% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Vine age average 40 years
Ageing 16-20 months in oak barriques
Production 20,000 bottles a year
Stock Currently Available
Prices per 75cl bottle inc VAT unless stated
Château Bellevue 2010 (en Primeur) £54.07
Château Bellevue 2009 (en Primeur) £49.57
Château Bellevue 2007 £40.18*
Château Bellevue 2006 £32.17

Wines marked* were served at the IOD dinner

Château St Pierre – Pomerol

Saint Pierre_webThis is a tiny property lying right at the heart of Pomerol, on the Plateau, next to the church. Thus the vineyard is just a stone’s throw from many of Pomerol’s top estates – Eglise Clinet, Trotanoy, Vieux Château Certan and Le Pin. This is a classic, traditional, elegant Pomerol that offers great value drinking.

Area 3 hectares
Soil Gravel, clay and sand
Plantings 75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
Vine age average 40 years
Ageing 18 months in oak barriques
Production 12-15,000 bottles a year
Stock Currently Available
Prices per 75cl bottle inc VAT unless stated
Château St Pierre 2007 £22.50
Château St Pierre 2005 £26.68
Château St Pierre 2005 Magnum £53.36*
Château St Pierre 2003 £23.41
Château St Pierre 2003 Magnum £49.45*
Château St Pierre 2000 £26.99

Wines marked* were served at the IOD dinner

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Tasting notes for the wines shown

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Coe Vintners Fine Wine is part of the Coe Group, one of the leading wine and spirit suppliers in the UK. An independent family business established in 1930, Coe Vintners will celebrate 85 years continuous trading in 2015.
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