Bordeaux Grand Cru Discovery
Friday 14th May
Due to the May Holiday, our May event has been rescheduled for Friday 14th May.
Join us as the Club returns once again to Kee for a fantastic evening of fine dining and even finer wines, as we embark on an oenological journey through Bordeaux.
Bernard Magrez is a notable powerhouse in the international wine industry, based in Bordeaux but producing wine all over the world. The heart of his operation consists of four Grand Cru Classés properties:
- Château Pape Clément in Pessag-Léognan
- Château La Tour Carnet in the Haut-Médoc
- Château Fombrauge in Saint-Emilion
- Clos Haut-Peyraguey in Sauternes
In a departure from our standard ‘free-flow’ F&B format, we will be partaking in a five course set tasting menu, expertly paired with wines from all Bernard Magrez Grand Cru Classés as well as some of his other wineries.
Our guest speaker, Pierrick Fayoux, will be introducing the wines throughout the evening, providing history of the estates sampled as well as tasting notes.
We will then be treated to a “Discovery of Bordeaux” presentation:
- Bordeaux geography and wine making regions
- What differentiates the wines from each?
- What are the Grand Cru Designations?
- What’s the difference between a ‘Château’ and a ‘Clos’?
- History of the wine trade and wine making in Bordeaux
- Overseas expansion into international markets
- What does the future hold for Bordeaux winemaking
Due to both the nature of the event and venue limitations, there is a maximum capacity for only 22 spaces. The event will therefore initially only be open to Club Members, with interested Guests placed on a waitlist until the members’ sign-up window expires.
In response to feedback received at the AGM, the Club is pleased to subsidise this event for members.
Friday 14th May @ Kee Club
Drinks from 18:30
Sit down at 19:30 prompt
Price: Members RMB 1,000
Guests RMB 1,400
Please note that since this is a set, wine paired menu, menu substitutions will unfortunately not be possible (although a set vegetarian menu will be available on the evening if required).
Therefore please note menu details below:
Pierrick Fayoux is Greater China Sales Director at Maison 1899
Growing up in France in the Loire Valley, he was exposed to the wine culture from a young age. He joined the industry in Shanghai in 2012 representing a portfolio of fine wines from all around the world for a local importer specialist selling to hotels and restaurants.
A few years later he continued his exploration of the industry working in Australia, representing brands of Champagnes and spirits, introducing them to the most prestigious bars, restaurants, clubs and hotels in the country.
He joined the Bernard Magrez Group in 2018 becoming their brand Ambassador for China, Hong Kong and Macao.
At the beginning of 2020 he joined the group Wine's Link and the Club Maison 1899 setting up local representation in mainland China, sharing his passion for wine and helping enthusiasts and collectors in finding the bottles they are looking for.
Maison 1899 is a wine members club based in Bordeaux that aims at gathering fine wines enthusiasts around rare bottles, wine tasting and dinner events as well as other activities such as auctions or travels. The clubhouse is located in the centre of Bordeaux and welcomes members to organise their own events, to store their wines or to stay when they come to the city. Maison 1899 is present in Shanghai and hosts regular tastings and dinners to connect fine wine lovers and enthusiasts.