The 2004 Decanter Fine Wine Encounter Masterclasses

Masterclasses

Tickets: £55 per person per Masterclass

Learn from the experts at a Decanter Masterclass. Each tutored tasting lasts approximately an hour and a half. Hosted by expert speakers, who guide guests through a personally selected range of fine wines, these exclusive tastings must be booked separately from Grand Tasting tickets. With such an incredible choice of Masterclasses early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Decanter is proud to introduce this year’s fantastic line-up:

Saturday 20th November

10am – Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels 2003 Classment

Speakers: Producer Panel

The nine newly classified Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnels demonstrate how they earned their distinction with a showcase tasting presented by the producers in person. Your chance to taste: Château Chasse-Spleen, Château les Ormes de Pez, Château de Pez, Château Phélan Ségur, Château Lebégorce Zédé, Château Haut-Marbuzet, Château Potensac, Château Siran and Château Poujeaux

12.45pm – Chateau d’Yquem SOLD OUT

Speaker: Pierre Lurton

Enjoy the sweetest of all vinous pleasures as you sip the legendary Sauternes Château d’Yquem and Y under the expert guidance of Château d’Yquem President Pierre Lurton.

3.30pm – Robert Mondavi Winery

Speaker: Tim Mondavi

Join Tim Mondavi, leader of the winegrowing and winemaking teams at Robert Mondavi Winery since 1976, for a wonderful vertical tasting of the Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from 1992 to 2001. The class is especially exciting not only because of Tim’s unique insights into these fantastic wines but because guests will get a preview tasting of the 2000 and 2001 vintages which are not yet released in the UK.

Sunday 21st November

10am – Barossa Shiraz

Speaker: Bob McLean

Bob McLean of St Hallett introduces his personal selection of Barossa’s finest Shiraz. A dream tasting of this irresistibly big, rich and spicy grape which has found its perfect expression in this renowned region.

12.45pm – Graves Crus Classés

Speakers: Producer Panel

An unmissable tasting of the superb 1998 reds from this classic Bordeaux appellation as a panel of winemakers and producers offer their unique insights into these great wines including: Château Haut-Brion, Château Bouscaut, Chateau Carbonnieux, Domaine de Chevalier,Chateau de Fieuzal, Chateau Haut-Bailly, Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion, Chateau Latour Haut-Brion, Chateau La Tour-Martillac, Chateau Malartic-Lagravière, Chateau Olivier, Chateau Pape Clément,Chateau Smith Haut-Lafitte.

3.30pm – Stars of Italy

Speaker: David Gleave MW

Following the sell-out success of David’s previous Decanter Masterclass, lovers of Italian wine wont want to miss a chance to join this leading expert for a tasting of his personal favourites from around the wonderfully varied wine regions of Italy.

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