Friday, December 11, 2009

Chateau La Dominique served at the 2009 Nobel prize dinner

Clément Fayat bought château La Dominique in 1969. This cru was already considered before 1900 as one of the best properties in Saint Emilion and promoted to Grand Cru Classé in the first classification in 1956.
The 1989 vintage is one of the best of the chateau and still considered one of the best wines in Bordeaux in this exceptional vintage.
The 2009 vintage, it’s not a secret, will be one of the best for the Right Bank, with the right quantity and quality produced, and this, thanks to an incredible terroir and a top technical team which is at the level of those of the top 30 wines in Bordeaux.

During the Gala dinner in Stockholm, with the Swedish Royal family attending as well as the all the 2009 Nobel Prize laureates, Chateau La Dominique 2001 was served to all the guests.
I don’t know if in Oslo (Norway), President Barack Obama and his wife Michele were offered the same wine, but it makes me think of Petrus which, in its time, was served at the table of Queen Elizabeth as well as at John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s.


Nick Foss said...

Hi Jean Luc ,

I continue to follow your blog with interest.

I trust that President Obama enjoyed his St Emillion as much as I enjoyed a Premieres Cotes de Blaye that I got from your shop.

Your wine expert Eric recommended this inexpensive wine and he was spot on it was excellent.

I will be back next year to buy more wine from him.

Best wishes for Christmas - Nick

Jean-Luc Thunevin said...

Let us know when you're planning to be in Saint Emilion. It will be a pleasure to see you.
Merry Christmas