The Birthday Sessions I: The Icons Releases 6.30pm, 2/9, 2021

£30.00
7 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PE
2 Sep 2021 18:30:00
SKU
EV21-7BS1-630

WHEN: 6.30-7.30pm, Thursday 2nd September, 2021

WHERE: MbE @Grey Flannel, 7 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PE

For our Pontet Labrie and California Barrel Syndicate members this tasting will be totally free. Please contact Charlie with your preferred time slot and he will gladly get you booked in.


The opportunities and appetite for ‘IRL’ tastings coincide with Honest Grapes’ 7th Birthday and the launch of the Icons Releases campaign at the beginning of September so we are combining these elements into our first physical event in a long time!

We will be presenting a jaw-dropping line-up of yet to be offered ‘Icon Releases’. These exceptional estates, mostly from Tuscany and the Americas, have reached “Cru Classé” status in their regions of origin and are offered each September by La Place in Bordeaux, the same system used by the major chateaux for the En Primeur campaign.

We have worked hard with our negotiant partners to gather rare sample bottles of these wines (usually only tasted by wine trade buyers and key journalists) and have amassed a great line-up already. These are easily worth the ticket alone, but we are even hoping to add a few more bottles to the list before the date…!

These wines are so hot off the press that most critics are yet to review, although always proudly first out of the gates, James Suckling’s scores, where available are below…

Nicolas Catena Zapata, 2018 | 96 pts /JS
Sena, 2019 | 98 pts /JS
Vinedos Chadwick, 2019 | 99 pts /JS
Colore, 2019 | 99 pts /JS
Testamatta, 2019 | 97 pts /JS
Orma, 2019 | 94 pts /JS
Galatrona, 2019 | NYR
Siepi, 2019 | NYR
Georges de Latour, 2018 | 98 pts /JS
Caiarossa, 2018 | 96 pts /JS
Poggio Antico Classico, 2016 | 95 pts /JS (95+ WA)
Pym Rae, 2017 | NYR
PerSe La Craie, 2018 | 96 pts /WA
We have once again paired up with Tom’s great friend and celebrity tailor Tim Everest (the man responsible for all of his colourful suits!) to be able to host the event at his shop at appropriately iconic tailors – Grey Flannel, on Chiltern Street in London.

We are mindful that we need to try and be as Covid responsible as possible, as such we will be controlling numbers by hosting two different time slots for you to come and taste the wines. This second session will be from 6.30pm-7.30pm and the first from 5pm-6pm.

The cost for this tasting is an incredibly reasonable £30 a head, which will be reimbursed on purchase of a case of any of the Icon wines released post tasting...

WHEN: 6.30-7.30pm, Thursday 2nd September, 2021

WHERE: MbE @Grey Flannel, 7 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PE

For our Pontet Labrie and California Barrel Syndicate members this tasting will be totally free. Please contact Charlie with your preferred time slot and he will gladly get you booked in.


The opportunities and appetite for ‘IRL’ tastings coincide with Honest Grapes’ 7th Birthday and the launch of the Icons Releases campaign at the beginning of September so we are combining these elements into our first physical event in a long time!

We will be presenting a jaw-dropping line-up of yet to be offered ‘Icon Releases’. These exceptional estates, mostly from Tuscany and the Americas, have reached “Cru Classé” status in their regions of origin and are offered each September by La Place in Bordeaux, the same system used by the major chateaux for the En Primeur campaign.

We have worked hard with our negotiant partners to gather rare sample bottles of these wines (usually only tasted by wine trade buyers and key journalists) and have amassed a great line-up already. These are easily worth the ticket alone, but we are even hoping to add a few more bottles to the list before the date…!

These wines are so hot off the press that most critics are yet to review, although always proudly first out of the gates, James Suckling’s scores, where available are below…

Nicolas Catena Zapata, 2018 | 96 pts /JS
Sena, 2019 | 98 pts /JS
Vinedos Chadwick, 2019 | 99 pts /JS
Colore, 2019 | 99 pts /JS
Testamatta, 2019 | 97 pts /JS
Orma, 2019 | 94 pts /JS
Galatrona, 2019 | NYR
Siepi, 2019 | NYR
Georges de Latour, 2018 | 98 pts /JS
Caiarossa, 2018 | 96 pts /JS
Poggio Antico Classico, 2016 | 95 pts /JS (95+ WA)
Pym Rae, 2017 | NYR
PerSe La Craie, 2018 | 96 pts /WA
We have once again paired up with Tom’s great friend and celebrity tailor Tim Everest (the man responsible for all of his colourful suits!) to be able to host the event at his shop at appropriately iconic tailors – Grey Flannel, on Chiltern Street in London.

We are mindful that we need to try and be as Covid responsible as possible, as such we will be controlling numbers by hosting two different time slots for you to come and taste the wines. This second session will be from 6.30pm-7.30pm and the first from 5pm-6pm.

The cost for this tasting is an incredibly reasonable £30 a head, which will be reimbursed on purchase of a case of any of the Icon wines released post tasting...