PRESS RELEASE | Schwaz, November 2018
Calling Oenophiles: Wine tasting at the Jagdhof in Tyrol
Rare bottles from Rioja and Bordeaux uncorked at the 5-star SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof’s third wine tasting, 23 – 27 January 2019.
On 23 to 27 January 2019, the Relais & Châteaux SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof in the Tyrolean Stubai Valley in Austria will be hosting its third wine tasting of rare wines – including some exquisite up to 90-year-old bottles costing up to €2,500 from wineries including Marqués de Riscal, Vega Sicilia, Château Lynch-Bages and Château Cos d’Estournel. The 5-star luxury hideaway offers an ideal location for this event – the hotel’s exclusive wine cellar, awarded 20 out of 20 Falstaff points in 2018, houses 1,250 different wines, including rarities and collections of Romanée Conti and Château Mouton-Rothschild.
Enjoy world-class wines at four tastings in the 5-star SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof
The taste spectacular begins with rarities from the Marqués de Riscal winery in Spain’s Rioja region, including the exquisite 1925, 1942, 1954 and 1958 vintages of Riscal Rioja Reserva DOCa, Riscal Rioja Gran Reserva DOCa from 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1987 and more recent vintages of Riscal Baron de Chirel Rioja Reserva DOCa (2004, 2010 and 2012). Château Lynch-Bages will be represented by the finest vintages from 1945 to 1995, and Lynch-Bages 2000 will be one of the accompanying wines. The legendary Spanish winery Vega Sicilia, described by Robert Parker as ‘a benchmark for the world’s great red wines’, will be represented by Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º, a pure variant of ‘Tinto Fino’, the Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva vintage wine and Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial, a blended wine. The grand finale will come with a Bordeaux from Château Cos d’Estournel (Saint-Estéphe), including the exquisite 1990 and 2003 vintages, while the 1928 will provide the greatest surprise! Chef Boris Meyer, known for his work at Noma, will present an accompanying gourmet menu tailored to the wine list. The tastings are arranged by the Jagdhof’s sommelier Albin Mayr with commentary from the Morandell family and Elke Drescher of Rare Bordeaux-Weine.
An oenophile’s treasure trove: the SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof wine cellar
The lavish wine cellar is one of only three in Austria to have received the maximum three stars from British magazine The World of Fine Wine and the fabled 20 out of 20 Falstaff points. With around 20,000 bottles of 1,250 different wines, the cellar is one of the best in the whole of Austria, with exquisite rarities from Bordeaux and Burgundy and extensive collections of Romanée Conti and Château Mouton-Rothschild, two of the world’s most renowned wineries.
ABOUT SPA-HOTEL JAGDHOF*****
The 5-star SPA-HOTEL Jagdhof in Austria’s Stubai Valley provides guest accommodation in 70 luxurious rooms and suites (up to 115sqm) fitted out in traditional Tyrolean style. Part of the Relais & Châteaux association of fine hotels, the Jagdhof boasts an exquisite wine cellar with rarities from the New and Old Worlds, as well as a Fondue Ski Gondola – probably the smallest gourmet restaurant in Tyrol – and the award-winning Hubertus Stube restaurant, where guests enjoy international cuisine made with the best produce the region has to offer. The 3,000sqm jSPA offers a unique world of bathing, relaxing and sauna options with a broad range of active and natural beauty treatments. The new and exclusive SPA CHALET provides the ultimate in spa luxury coupled with authentic interiors, absolute privacy and breathtaking views of the glacier. For sporting and outdoor activities there’s little to beat the Stubai Glacier ski and hiking resort or the hotel’s 5,000sqm wildlife garden.
Price: Three or four superlative wine tastings plus a superior double room for two people with half board and Jagdhof inclusive services from €2,439 per person. 3 nights: €2,439 per person, 4 nights: €2,735 per person
There will also be a BestBottle lunch on 26 January. Each participant brings along a wine with a minimum rating of 98/100 Parker points or 19/20 Gabriel points (€55 per person supplement).
Advance reservation is essential.
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