We are still recruiting to set up a new group for this, so please let us know if you are interested. The current group met to taste white Burgundy wine. In a change from our usual format we had three rather than four wines, the bottles were wrapped up, and there was a very wide range of prices – from £8-99 to £25-99 – all bought from Majestic. The group as a whole significantly preferred the most expensive wine (Saint Aubin blanc 1er Cru 2015 Domaine Gerard Thomas et Filles). It is fermented in barrels and some flavour of the wood comes through into the wine, which not everyone likes. As a result, a worthy runnerup was the least expensive wine of the evening (Macon-Villages 2016 Domaine des Marechaudes).
JONATHAN AND NAOMI SHAW