The best bordeaux ever?
Farr Vintners hosted this great tasting of 22 of the top 2005 red Bordeaux in London at the beginning of this month. A group of 60 tasters, including quite a few producers taking a break from their 2008 harvest such as Hubert de Boüard filmed here , sipped from four bottles of each wine in Vintners' Hall. Farr charged £450 a head and in some cases were given the wine, but even so lost money on the event, I am told. This exceptional and famous vintage is no bargain. I'll be writing about what it taught us about the 2005s and the group's favourite wines in free for all and the FT tomorrow, but here are my...
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