Vintages announced for our Cru Bourgeois Night

16 June 2019 There are still a few tickets left for this self-pour tasting plus food to be held at Caravan King's Cross a week tonight. Just click on the link at the bottom... 

29 May 2019 See what's in store for tasters able to attend our first tasting event devoted to Bordeaux. Julie Rey took this atmospheric picture of the vineyard from the reliable Ch Beaumont, whose 2016 and 2009 will be shown. 

We are really looking forward to our Cru Bourgeois Night in London on Sunday 23 June, and now we can reveal exactly which vintages will be shown. 

The idea is to show pairs of vintages from a hand-picked selection of up to 24 crus bourgeois, the superior châteaux of the Médoc that are just below cru classé status – one current and one more mature. We want to see how well they age and, in our usual detailed tasting booklet, will give some idea of their prices as well as how they were made.

Not surprisingly, most properties have chosen 2016, occasionally 2015, as their current vintage, and most of these are fairly easy to buy now. Then quite a number of them have been able to find bottles from the famous pair of vintages 2010 or 2009 to show us more mature examples. Some of them simply don't have such relative relics to hand and so are providing more youthful vintages. Here is what is planned:

ChâteauAOC1st vintage2nd vintage
ArnauldHaut-Médoc2016 2014
BeaumontHaut-Médoc20162009
Belle-VueHaut-Médoc20162014
BernadotteHaut-Médoc20152010
Cambon La PelouseHaut-Médoc20162011
CissacHaut-Médoc20162010
Deyrem ValentinMargaux20162012
du RetoutHaut-Médoc20162015
FonréaudListrac-Médoc20162010
Fourcas-BorieListrac-Médoc20162015
La Fleur PeyrabonPauillac20162014
La Tour de MonsMargaux20162014
LabatHaut-Médoc20162009
Le BoscqSt-Estèphe20162014
Le CrockSt-Estèphe20162014
Lestage-SimonHaut-Médoc20162015
MalescasseHaut-Médoc20162002
Paveil de LuzeMargaux20162012
Petit BocqSt-Estèphe20162011
Reysson (Dourthe)Haut-Médoc20162014
Tour du Haut-MoulinHaut-Médoc20162011
Tour Haut-CaussanMédoc20162009
Vieux RobinMédoc20162010

If you'd like to book a place at this tasting, click on the link at the bottom of this article. We regret that tickets are non-refundable, but we may well be able to put you in touch with someone on our waiting list.

WHAT A comparison of red bordeaux from 24 cru bourgeois châteaux in pairs: one from a recent vintage and one from an older vintage

WHEN 6.30–9 pm Sunday 23 June 2019

WHERE Caravan, King's Cross, Granary Square, London N1C 4AA

HOW MUCH £95 per ticket

HOW Click here

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