Six more days until the highlight of my year, the Mouton Rothschild Dinner. I know that Im going to be working it, but Ive been looking forward to this dinner for a while. The stock finally arrived earlier this week. Ive been down to the cellar to admire it, caressing the bottles, wishing they could be mine. Weve got three Jeroboems of d'Armailhac 93 for the intermediate course. Tell you what they weigh a chuffing ton, pouring those bad boys is gonnae be a challenge but I cant wait. I plan to decant them and then wash the bottle out, and refill it a third of the way full. Should make pouring a bit easier, and the theatre of it all is great.
For those that might be interested we are pouring:
Aperitif - "R" de Ruinart NV
First Course: Aile d'Argent 2003
Intermediate: Chateau d'Armailhac 1993 en Jeroboem
Main Course: Mouton Rothschild 1996
Cheese Course: Mouton Rothschild 1990 en Magnum
Dessert wine: Chateau Coutet 1998 en demi
All for the princely sum of £225 for a gourmet five course meal with the above wines included. Its a deal, its a steal, its the sale of the century!!