Tast­ing of th e year

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

LE MON­TRA­CHET is the 7.99ha Bur­gun­dian Chardonnay vine­yard that pro­duces the world’s great­est dry white wines.

There are many own­ers - some hav­ing over 1.7ha and some hav­ing just a short row of vines.

There were two Le Mon­tra­chet tast­ings in Perth this year, Aus­tralia's most com­pre­hen­sive yet.

The first tast­ing was of 15 Le Mon­tra­chets and the sec­ond of 11 - each span­ning eight vin­tages and five pro­duc­ers.

The first was a land­mark event with Moss Wood’s Keith Mug­ford in sum­mary stat­ing that the wines lived up to or ex­ceeded their un­matched reputations.

The sec­ond din­ner, hosted by Tyson Stelzer (Wine­press.-com.au - and who is one of Aus­tralia’s youngest, most se­ri­ous and great­est wine writ­ers) was ab­so­lutely ex­tra­or­di­nary. The wines shone and the evening was one of Aus­tralian wine’s finest ever. Yep, but at $1150 per per­son, $900 to $1900 per bot­tle, it should have been!

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