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Staying Vertical While Tasting Bordeaux

Four Seasons Resort Bali Brings Bordeaux to Jimbaran Bay - Chateau Palmer Vintage & Nouveau Wine Tasting Dinner


Bali News: Staying Vertical While Tasting Bordeaux
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(1/28/2007)

One of the most prestigious wine estates of the Margaux Region, Chateau Palmer, together with Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, presents a indulgent evening of sumptuous foods and premium wines in a vertical wine tasting dinner event at the Resort's casual oceanfront Coconut Grove setting, from 6.30 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2007.

The gastronomic affair presents six remarkable vintages and nouveau wines paired to an eighteen-dish Tapas-style dinner expertly crafted by Executive Chef Klaus Kallweit. Served in a relaxed and intimate sea-side setting, the lavish menu will include delicious morsels such as Lobster Risotto, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Foie Gras, Barbecued Pork Rib Puffs, Lamb and Chorizo spikes, Mini Oxtail Ravioli and Goat Cheese truffles.

"Few tasting experiences offer greater pleasure or opportunity for learning than vertical tastings, especially in such relaxed surroundings. We are complementing these exquisite wines with our elegant and exotic location," said Benny Raj, Director of Food and Beverage for the Resort.

The vertical tasting will cover Château Palmers 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1999 vintages, and include the vineyards second wine - the younger, livelier and fruitier Alter Ego de Château Palmer 2001 and 2004.

Special guest, Monsieur Bernard de Laage de Meux from Chateau Palmer will give an informal introduction of the 200 year-old estate as well as tasting notes to guests joining the casual affair.

"We are thrilled for the opportunity to present these stunning wines together with the world class culinary genius of our Chef Klaus Kallweit to our guests," Benny added.

Held beachfront in the beautiful grounds of the resorts' sand-floored
Coconut Grove,
this special event is designed to delight both wine connoisseurs and novice alike, in a setting illuminated by bonfires, candles and moon lanterns.

Bordeaux to the Bay offers limited tatami-style seating. Reservations are essential at Rp. 550,000 plus 21% tax & service per person (approximately US$73). For reservations please contact Paula Dewanti at telephone ++62-(0)361-701010 or send and email through the link provided.

About Chateau Palmer

Located on the low rising hills of Margaux in Bordeaux, Château Palmer gets its name from the Englishman General Palmer, who owned the property in the nineteenth century. It consists of nearly 111 acres and produces 12,000 to 15,000 cases of superior-quality wine each year. The wines, which are a blend of approximately 55 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 percent Merlot, and small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, are generally rich and supple and have a marvelous perfumed bouquet. The best vintages are capable of aging for 20 to 30 years.

Ranked as a Troisième Cru (third growth) in the classification of 1855, many wine connoisseurs feel that the Chateau is a candidate for upgrading to Premier Cru (first growth) status.

What is a Vertical Tasting?

The idea of a vertical tasting is to try to identify traits that exist in the same wine year after year. In a vertical tasting, wines from the same winery, wine estate, or château - but produced in different, often-contiguous years, are presented .

What is Margaux?

Margaux is the name of a designated classified wine growing area, governed by rules and regulations established by the French government in 1855. The Margaux is the most southerly of the Médoc's wine growing areas which includes the famous third growth Chateau Palmer estate. The area makes almost entirely red wine. Wines from the Margaux can be quite 'perfumy' and exhibit a wonderful silkiness and elegance.



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