Club Lunch: What Does It Take To Earn 100 Points From Wine Critic Robert Parker?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
12:30pm for 12:45pm – lunch
1:15pm – address
Speaker: Veronique Sanders
President, Château Haut-Bailly
In April 2015, Robert Parker gave Château Haut-Bailly’s 2009 vintage a perfect score of 100 points, comparing the Bordeaux to “the vinous equivalent of a remarkable haute couture creation from the late Coco Chanel.” This was the result of a draconian selection process, enormous investments to the winery and hard work from its experienced team. The speaker talked about the winery’s efforts to reach this milestone and her learnings for future vintages. She discussed the impact Parker’s 100-point scoring system has had on the wine world since 1982, and its aftermath.
Veronique Sanders is president of Château Haut-Bailly. In 1998, at the age of 30, Sanders became the general manager of Château Haut-Bailly, making her one of a very small number of women in charge of a vineyard and the fourth generation of her family to be associated with Haut-Bailly. Following the sale of Château Haut-Bailly by her grandfather, Jean Sanders, she manages Haut-Bailly with a continued family spirit but also with renewed dynamism from the significant investment made by the current owner, Robert G. Wilmers.
Note: Lunch fees have been adjusted to include a glass of La Parde de Haut-Bailly wine.