Luke Colyer


What is your most memorable wine experience?

I would have to pick two. Firstly, the wine that got me into wine. I think everyone in the trade has one of these, not necessarily the best bottle of wine you have ever had, but the one that made you sit up and take notice! For me this was a bottle of Bouchard Pere et Fils Vosne Romanee 1999 which I shared with my family and godfather after my A levels. The second is Petrus 1964. The first time I tried this legendary wine, with such lofty expectations I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the hype. But it blew them out the park! 

If you could choose any wine from the CV Top 100, which one would you pick and why?   

Haut-Brion 1989. Very few wines have ever had such consistent ratings over their life time. Faultless almost completely without exception! I’m a huge fan of mature Bordeaux and with this considered one of the all-time greats, it’s certainly on my bucket list! 

You’re throwing a dinner party and can invite anyone, dead or alive. Who do you invite and what would be your signature food and wine pairing?

Not from the world of wine (or questionably this world at all), but I would love to have dinner with Elon Musk. I’m all for big complex meals, but I think sometimes simple is best! I would go for Comte, with truffle honey and a bottle of 1811 Chateau D’Yquem. The 2001 I’ve had before with the same paring was absolute magic, so why not the 1811?! 

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