We drank for a million – Ekstra Bladet
Food and wine editor at Berlingske, Søren Frank, was invited by a secret donor to drink wines from the legendary Burgundy producer Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy. Up to a million were drunk

Søren Frank received an invitation he could not say no to. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix

On a random Tuesday, food and wine editor at Berlingske, Søren Frank, received an invitation he probably will not forget for the time being.

It was wine merchant Jørgen Krüff from L’Esprit du vin who asked if he could come by for a tasting of Lalou Bize-Leroy’s wines from Domaine Leroy and D’Auvenay in Burgundy. She is probably the most legendary winemaker in the world.

He writes this himself in a post at Berlingske.

These are wines that in recent years have taken a marked leap up in price. Thus, a bottle that previously cost around 500 kroner, now costs up to 40,000 kroner, he writes. But there are also wines from the area, which cost up to 500,000 kroner.

The tasting is held outside on Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy’s 90th birthday, and it is not the wine merchant himself who pays, but rather a secret donor who does not want his name revealed.

The donor had been collecting Lalou Bize-Leroy wines for 20-25 years, and now it was time to taste them. The whole glory was held at Søllerød Kro, and they were a total of eight people for the tasting.

Thus, during the evening, wines were drunk for over 100,000 kroner each and truffles were eaten before it was all rounded off with a dessert wine for 30,000 kroner. You can read Søren Frank’s review of the many wines here.

By Editor

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