Start the year with an evening of superlative Bordeaux wine from Château Pontet-Canet.
Situated to the north of the French village of Pauillac, the winery can trace its origins to the 18th century and was one of the few producers to be selected for Napoleon III’s famous classification of 1855.
But it was Château Pontet-Canet’s purchase by cognac merchant Guy Tesseron in 1975 that led to its celebrated status today.
At this first wine dinner of the year, Guy Tesseron's grandson, Noé, will appear online along with brand agent Arnaud Paulin to explain the history of the winery, its move to biodynamic farming and the evening's lineup of impressive wines, including its 2010 vintage, which received a 100-point rating from critic Robert Parker.
Staying true to Tesseron's roots, the dinner will conclude with a widely praised 50-year-old cognac.
Foie Gras Omelet
chorizo, pine nuts, micro basil, orange zest
Chassenay d’Arce Brut, Champagne
Garlic-Infused Tuna Confit
braised burdock root, olive tapenade, sun-dried tomato, balsamic reduction
2013 Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux
Lightly Seared Lavender-Spiced Lamb
braised heirloom beans, bacon, wild arugula, parmesan
2003 Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux
Smoked Snake River Farms Beef Strip Loin
potato and celery root gratin, bordelaise sauce, blue cheese and bacon aïoli
2008 Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux
2010 Château Pontet-Canet, Pauillac, Bordeaux
Chaumes, Walnut and Prune Roulade
crispy jamon serrano, grissini
Tesseron Lot No 53 XO Perfection Cognac
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