Special Pauillac Bordeaux Evening @ Stratton Kitchen!

Special Pauillac Bordeaux Evening @ Stratton Kitchen!

Published by The Wine Emporium on 3rd Jul 2023

Indulge in an extraordinary evening of wine and gastronomy as we embark on a sensory journey through the illustrious vineyards of Pauillac. Join us for a captivating Pauillac wine discovery dinner, where the pièce de résistance will be none other than the legendary 2016 Mouton Rothschild, awarded a perfect 100 Points. Nestled in the heart of Bordeaux's prestigious Médoc region, Pauillac is renowned for producing some of the world's most exceptional wines, and tonight, we invite you to savor their timeless allure. Paired to a bespoke menu from the folks at Stratton Kitchen that will elevate the wines and showcase their innovative and exciting food*, this is not an evening to be missed. All the details below!

*Seriously folks, we sussed it out before organising this function and we were very impressed!

Pauillac Dinner @ Stratton
3 Stratton St, Newstead
Thursday 24th August 2023

$649 per head

Canapé on Arrival

- Chicken Karaage Milk Buns -

2015 Pierre Gimonnet Special Club Grand Terroirs de Chardonnay - $169
"This cuvee of our terroirs, is distinguished by a very silky texture, finesse and elegance worthy of the greatest. This cuvee is the result of a very careful job at all stages of elaboration. The blending, made exclusively with Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs, is a delicate blend from old vineyards over 40 years old, the oldest were planted in 1911 and 1913. The Special Club is mainly composed of hearts of each terroirs of Cramant Grand Cru, completed by Chouilly Montaigu and a touch of Cuis 1er cru to bring freshness, signature of Pierre Gimonnet & Fils style. On the palate a racy, energetic feel with nuances of stone fruit, acacia, brioche and underlying minerality. Lovely purity, which has a long, crisp, slightly nutty finish."
- Winemaker Notes


- Peppered Duck breast with Red Wine Sauce and Pommes Anna -

2019 Haut-Bages-Libéral, 5e Grand Cru Classé - $125
"Complex nose of blackberries, currants, oyster shells, iodine, gravel, cloves, dried leaves and bark. Medium-bodied with firm, very fine tannins. Layered and serious. Extremely long in the finish. Classic Pauillac. 20% aged in concrete. From biodynamically grown grapes."- 96 Points, James Suckling

2019 d'Armailhac, 5e Grand Cru Classé - $150
"The 2019 Château D'Armailhac showed beautifully from barrel two years ago, and it doesn’t disappoint now from bottle. Despite the high Merlot content, it has a firmer, focused, youthful style that's going to benefit from short-term cellaring. Giving up plenty of ripe black cherry, mulberries, and cassis-like fruit as well as textbook Pauillac lead pencil, forest floor, and tobacco, it's medium to full-bodied, has good mid-palate density, subtle background oak, ripe yet building tannins, and a great finish. It shows the vintage's more elegant, classic style yet doesn't lack for concentration or length. It's going to benefit from just 3-4 years of bottle age and drink fabulously well for two decades. It's the finest d’Armailhac I've tasted. Best after 2025."- 94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

2019 Longueville Pichon Baron, 2e Grand Cru Classé - $460

"The 2019 Pichon-Longueville Baron will go down as one of this château's great wines of the modern era, along with 2016, 2010 and 1989. Unfurling in the glass with aromas of cassis and plums mingled with notions of cigar wrapper, sweet loamy soil and violets, it's full-bodied, velvety and layered, with superb concentration, lively acids and rich, powdery tannins. Perfumed and resonant, this is a profound young Pauillac that bears more of a resemblance to its neighbor Château Latour than to Pichon Lalande this year. Pichon Baron was one of the great deals of the en primeur campaign, and readers who purchased futures are to be congratulated on their foresight."- 97+ Points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate


Main Course

- Braised Beef Brisket with Roasted Tomato and Rocket Salad -

2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste, 5e Grand Cru Classé - $295
"The deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Grand-Puy-Lacoste gives up pure kirsch and red and black currants with violets and baking spices. Medium-bodied, firm and grainy, it's very expressive with good concentration and length."
- 94+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

2016 Forts de Château Latour - $760

“The 2016 Les Forts de Latour is the clear highlight among these new releases from Latour. The first thing that is evident about the 2016 is the pedigree of the vintage. Undisputedly great. Readers will find a potent, dark Forts de Latour endowed with massive concentration and tons of depth. The 2016 won't be ready to drink anytime soon, but it holds tons of promise. Hints of gravel, sage, licorice and pencil shavings linger. The 2016 was impressive a few years ago. It is even better today.”- 96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2016 Mouton-Rothschild, 1er Grand Cru Classé - $2900
"Composed of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Mouton Rothschild has an opaque garnet-purple color. WOW—the nose explodes from the glass with powerful blackcurrant cordial, black raspberries, blueberry pie and melted chocolate notions, plus suggestions of aniseed, camphor, lifted kirsch and the faintest waft of a subtle floral perfume in the background. Full-bodied, concentrated, bold and totally seductive in the mouth, it has very fine-grained, silt-like tannins, while jam-packed with tightly wound fruit layers, finishing in this wonderful array of mineral sparks. Magic." -100 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Final Course

- Vintage Cheddar Cheesecake -

Guiraud, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Sauternes - $85 (in 375mL)

"The 2016 Guiraud has a pale lemon color and opens with musk perfume, paraffin, cedar and spice box notes with a core of lemon tart, honey-drizzled white peaches and kumquat plus a waft of quince paste. The palate has beautiful vibrancy and loads of lively tropical and spicy layers, finishing very long." - 95 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate


To book seats at the dinners please use the link above! Otherwise, if you have any questions or dietary concerns, please contact us on (07)32521117 or email phil@thewineemporium.com.au

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