Ten Trinity Square Private Club
10 Trinity Square
Konetzki’s list features the iconic lion on tower logo of Latour on the first page of the beautifully minimalist document which features no fewer than six pages dedicated to the château, linking, at a heavily loaded credit card’s swipe, to an array of dazzling bottles, magnums, double magnums, jeroboams and imperials ranging back to the 1930s. The 1959 rendition is ‘Le Big Mac’ advises Konetzki.
Soaking up the ornate surroundings of the Four Seasons
The Latour fanatic
Triple Michelin-starred dining
After rising in the glass lift, follow the ruby, red wine like ribbon running through the deep carpet to discover a number of clubby salons, including the Latour dining room, attended by the dapper former sommelier of Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road turned Director of Wine and Château Latour and Artemis Domaines Ambassador, Jan Konetzki.
Konetzki’s list features the iconic lion on tower logo of Latour on the first page of the beautifully minimalist document which boasts no fewer than six pages dedicated to the château, linking, at a heavily loaded credit card’s swipe, to an array of dazzling bottles, magnums, double magnums, jeroboams and imperials ranging back to the 1930s. The 1959 rendition is ‘Le Big Mac’ advises Konetzki.
Also expect several venerable rare white Rhônes from Château Grillet, which Konetzki calls ‘liquid history’, Grands Echezeaux et al from Domaine d’Eugenie, ‘cult’ Californian varietals from Eisle Vineyards, and most recently, majestic instalments of the Clos du Tart, all overseen by Artemis Domaines. ‘Members can enjoy flights of wines which feature each estate, to experience them in a nutshell,’ says Konetzki. In terms of Champagnes, Krug, Clos du Mesnil, Salon and Selosse are present, as are Konetzki’s personal favourite fizzes, Marguet Père & Fils Elements Grand Cru Extra Brut NV, and Clos de Goisses from Philipponnat.
‘We do well with the classics of France, Europe and off-Europe, says Konetzki, modestly. ‘The list is young, composed of some great bottles in the know and out of the sommeliers treasure box. A place to marvel at the past and the future while enjoying what drinks well at present. That was what I had in mind creating the list with the team of Château Latour, and Eric Baumard of George V, Paris.’
Cuisine is provided by Anne Sophie Pic’s team of Le Dame de Pic, the chic restaurant which is also open for civilians on the ground floor of the Four Seasons Hotel in this opulent complex, the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority, once one of London’s tallest buildings.
Incidentally, Voss (the water brand) appears throughout the hotel, which may seem odd a placement until one learns the whole site is owned by mind behind the brand, Reignwood.
By Douglas Blyde.
Glass from : £ 9.00 (125 ml)
10 Trinity SquareEC3N 4AJ
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