By-the-glass access to the UK’s largest selection of ex-cellar Château Latour wines will be just one of the benefits open to members of London’s most exclusive new wine club, Ten Trinity Square Private Club, when it opens this spring.
The joint venture between Château Latour, Reignwood Investments and Four Seasons Hotels occupies the second floor of Ten Trinity Square, an imposing new luxury development opposite the Tower of London comprising 41 private apartments, a 100-room hotel and the recently launched restaurant from Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, La Dame de Pic.
The Private Club will be a first for the famous Pauillac estate, which has never, until now, collaborated on a project outside its own vineyards. “There is already a lot going on in London around clubs and wine, but we felt there needed to be a new approach,” says Château Latour president Frédéric Engerer. “People nowadays are travelling a lot, and wherever they are they want wines with perfect provenance that are ready to drink now.”
The club will feature two restaurants, private dining, meeting rooms, a cigar lounge, bar and billiards room, all furnished in a mix of walnut panelling, chandeliers, leather and velvet designed to reflect the grandeur of the 1920s building, which was at one time home to the Port of London Authority. In the Wine Room, a list curated by former head sommelier for Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Jan Konetzki, will offer an unmatched selection of Château Latour vintages by the bottle and glass, accompanied by a selection of dishes from La Dame de Pic. The intimate Latour Discovery Room will also host regular tastings and wine dinners, while in the less formal bar and lounges, members can enjoy the same wine list with a menu of more traditional club fare.
“We want you to feel relaxed whether you know a lot about wine or a little,” says Engerer. “We want it to be chic, but not ‘wine snob’.”
Other benefits for members will include use of the Ten Trinity Square hotel spa and fitness centre. The Private Club opens in early May and is taking membership enquiries now.