Bottle age – at a price

Bibendum tasting in Lincoln's Inn Great Hall in May 2023

Wines that are a bit older than usual reviewed, along with their price tags. Above and below, The Great Hall of Lincoln's Inn, one of London's historic Inns of Court, home to many a barrister.

UK importers Bibendum, important suppliers to the on-trade, held a tasting recently of some of the older vintages in their substantial portfolio. Aware that Purple Pagers are always keen for more reviews of mature wines, I went along. I have to say I was pretty horrified by the prices – not least because quite a few of the wines on show were from relatively youthful...