The world’s most exclusive luxury tasting in pictures25th January, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt
A pictorial review of a once-in-a-lifetime, weekend-long tasting at Burgundy’s Château de Mercurey shows how the rich wine lover really lives.
Held from 14-16 December, the tasting claimed to be the most exclusive luxury tasting in the world, and was organized by The White Club.
As previously reported by the drinks business, members of this fine wine club, which costs €15,000 to join, were offered the chance to try 12 pre-phylloxera wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, among other vinous gems, as part of a weekend of fine wine tasting which cost €12,000 per person.
Along with historic vintages from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, attendees tasted wines from Henri Jayer, every first growth Bordeaux producer, Pétrus, Penfolds and Vega Sicilia, while enjoying cooking by Michelin-starred chef Philippe Augé from the Hostellerie de Levernois.
The White Club arranges around 10 to 12 public tastings each year all around the world and has its own cellar containing around 10,000 fine wines.
All the following pictures were taken by Daniel Nel.