Wine Dinners at The Yacht for Members

Wine Dinners at The Yacht for Members

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Our first wine dinner will take place on June 13th at The Yacht – moored on the Thames just by Temple station.

We will be in a private dining room to sample a 5 course meal which will be a unique opportunity to drink some mature, cult Bordeaux wines from highly rated small producers. Neville will be there to conduct you through the wines and Marcus Fontaine, the Head Chef will give you his take on the food. Marcus was formerly Senior Sous Chef at Kettners and The Waldorf 5* hotel in central London and a gold medal award wining chef at the NEC live cooking competition Birmingham.

Members can obtain a discount of 20% for themselves and one guest by adding this product to the cart and applying the coupon code “yacht20”. You can book for as many people as you want but you will only get the discount for 2. 

Please note that this is a limited, exclusive event with a maximum of 20 places – so please book early

Here is the menu and the wines

To Start 
King Scallops, Crushed Peas, Crispy Pancetta, Salsa 
(Ch. Cinc Hilhs Côtes de Bordeaux Saint-Macaire A.C. 2011).
Wood Pigeon, Puy Lentils, Rosemary Jus, Carrot Crisp
(Ch. Marojallia Margaux A.C. 2004)
Main Plate
Marinated Rack of Lamb, Butternut Puree, Crushed New Potato & Caper Cake
(Ch. Rol Valentin Saint-Émilion Grand Cru A.C. 2005)
Cheese Board
4 cheese selection – Somerset Brie, Vintage Cheddar, Goats Curd, Shropshire Blue
 (Les Astéries Saint-Émilion Grand Cru A.C. 2005)
Dark Chocolate Fondant with a Blood orange ice cream
 (Ch. Lafaurie Peyraguey Sauternes 1er Cru Classé A.C. 2004)
Here is what Wine behind the label has to say about the red wines

Marojallia (Margaux)

Philippe Procheron 33460 Arsac

Tel: 05 57 88 96 97 Fax: 05 57 88 31 65

Tiny property and vineyard with an exceptional terroir, mainly located in the commune of Arsac close

to Château du TERTRE. There are now 4ha under vine on superbly drained deep gravel soils. Vineyard

management includes leaf removal, green-harvesting prior to veraison and of course hand-picking

and hand-sorting. The Grand Vin is aged solely in new oak and comes from a blend of Cabernet

Sauvignon (55%) and Merlot (45%). Very lush and rich, with a sumptuous texture and impressive

depth, the wine will drink extremely well with 5 or so years’ ageing. The second wine, Clos Margalaine,

is also aged in 100% new wood. It is more obviously fleshy and forward and is very impressive indeed

as a second label. The consultant oenologist is Michel Rolland. (DM)

Recommended Reds:

Marojallia Margaux ★★★★★ 

Clos Margalaine Margaux ★★★★ 


Ch. Rol Valentin (Saint-Emilion GC)

Nicolas & Alexandra Robin 33330, Saint-Emilion

Tel: 05 57 74 43 51 Fax: 05 57 74 45 13

Former professional footballer Eric Prisette bought Rol Valentin in 1994 and sold it to Alexandra and

Nicolas Robin in 2009. Since Prisette’s purchase, the wines have progressively emerged as some of the

most exciting of the new wave of reds from the appellation. The property is small with just over 7.5

ha planted to Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Of this 3 ha were added by the Robins

planted on clay limestone soils. Yields are much lower than elsewhere in the region and the vine

age is now 35–40 years. All the modern cellar techniques are in evidence: 100% new oak, malolactic

in barrel and ageing on lees with micro-oxygenation. This opulent, rich and supple wine will drink

well young but has the depth and finely crafted structure to develop well for a decade or more. Eric

Prisette has purchased 10 ha in the Côtes de Castillon where he is producing a red labelled Roc.

Stéphane Derenencourt advises both properties. (DM)

Recommended Reds:

Château Rol Valentin Saint-Emilion Grand Cru ★★★★ 


Les Astéries (Saint-Emilion GC)

Jonathan Maltus 33330 Vignonnet

Tel: 05 57 84 64 22 Fax: 05 57 84 63 54

Produced, like the profound LE DÔME by Jonathan Maltus at his property Château TEYSSIER. Les

Astéries comes from a single tiny parcel of just 1.1 ha. The vineyard originally formed part of Chateau

Fonroque and is close to CLOS FOURTET. It is planted on clay soils with a layer of rocky limestone

‘Astéries’ which contributes to the elegant, minerally character of the wine, while its rich and complex

dark cherry and plum fruit is defined by the considerable age of the vines, which are up to 80 years

old. Vinification is typically modern with malolactic in a combination of barrel and vat and the lees fed

back into the wine for six months with bâtonnage. Ageing is for around 12 months. More elegant and

refined than many of Saint-Emilions low volume wines it is likely to improve for a decade and keep a

good deal longer. (DM)

Recommended Reds:

Les Astéries Saint-Emilion Grand Cru ★★★★✩


Places are limited – do book early!

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