Vino Veritas: The Moet Hennessy Legends Dinner

Enjoy rare and cult wines with President and CEO of Moët Hennessy Wines, Jean-Guillaume Prats

The Harvard Club of Japan is pleased to present an intimate dinner with the President and CEO of The Moet Hennessy Wine Division, Jean-Guillaume Prats, featuring a exquisite and rare selection of their wines and champagnes.

M. Prats recently joined the wine division of the luxury conglomerate LVMH from the prestigious Cos d’Estournel estate, at which he spent 15 years as CEO. Son of Cos d’Estournel's former owner Bruno Prats, he perfected an "opulent, exotic style" which won accolades from Robert Parker and others. His wines were frequently compared to first growths in Bordeaux and has been awarded the highest classified estate in Saint-Estèphe. 

At Moet Hennessy, M. Prat began pushing the envelope by developing groundbreaking wines from the remote altitudes of Tibet near Shangri-La. The result: a rare, highly sought after Chinese red aptly named Ao Yun, which loosely translates to "roaming above the clouds". According to the drinks business, M. Prats stated “It is the most expensive product to produce in our portfolio – it costs far more to make than Yquem” (please see article below). In addition, he has expanded the vineyards of Chandon to include India and Inner Mongolia, and is presiding over the far flung portfolio which includes estates in Napa, Argentina, Brazil and Australia.

The dinner at the award winning Restaurant Hiramatsu will feature pairings with four prestige wines from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, in a tasting theme that will take you around the world.  The pairings will include the inaugural 2013 Ao Yun, as well as two Dom Pérignon selections, as follows:

Wines:Dom Pérignon Vintage 2009

Newton Single Vineyard Mount Veeder 2014

Ao Yun 2013

Cheval des Andes 2012

Numanthia Termanthia 2010

Dom Pérignon P2 2000

Please join us for an exclusive dinner with Jean-Guillaume Prats at the Hiramatsu Restaurant on Monday, November 27th. To RSVP, please email june.nagao@gmail.com.

**Please note that cancellations after noon on November 20th and no shows will be billed after the event.***

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: Doors open at 18:45, Dinner experience 19:30~22:00

Location: Restaurant Hiramatsu

5-15-13 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Admissions Fee:40,000 JPY  per person (tax and service charge included)  

Further reading:

http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/48228

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/06/moets-chinese-wine-a-logistical-nightmare/