IWA5 Founder Richard Geoffroy emphasizing a point about Assemblage 3
Richard Geoffroy launched IWA5 Assemblage 3 in Singapore on 5 July 2022.
The former Cellarmaster of Dom Perignon had arrived from Toyama – where IWA5 is located – following the lifting of travel restrictions to Japan. (Toyama is about 400 km north-west of Tokyo).
In 1990, Richard Geoffroy became the first Chef de Cave devoted exclusively to Dom Perignon. He remained for 28 years as Chief Winemaker retiring on 31 December 2018.
In Assemblage 3, the Frenchman has outdone his two previous IWA5 expressions.
Singapore was the first country outside Japan to taste the new sake.
Seated from left, Clementine Wee, ONG Pei Yuin & Peter Wong
Peter Wong shared a magnum of Dom Perignon 1993 even as Richard Geoffroy cradles his newest creation
Manager of Jade Palace Restaurant Cecilia Lau with Richard Geoffroy
MD & Chief Winemaker of Chateau Beychevelle Philippe Blanc with Jade Palace Founder Proprietor HO Kin Fung
From left, Philippe Blanc, CH’NG Poh Tiong and Richard Geoffroy
IWA5 Assemblage 3
Layered fruit, including winter melon and small white flowers. Intense, persistent, tensioned, energetic and explosive! On the finish, an engrossing delicate bitterness and grip of tannins.