Cru Bourgeois tasting announced

25 July, 2013

The UK trade will be able to sample the 2011 vintage of Bordeaux wines to gain Cru Bourgeois status at a tasting in London on September 19.

The judging process that determines the list has now ended and the official selection will be announced on September 17 in Bordeaux ahead of the London tasting two days later.

A panel discussion called “How to add value to your Bordeaux selection with Crus Bourgeois” will include Laura Jewell MW, category development manager for wine at Tesco, Hal Wilson, managing director of Cambridge Wine Merchants, Ronan Sayburn MS, head of wines at The Dorchester Collection and Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, wine director at Coe Group.

Cru Bourgeois wines come from eight prestigious appellations in Bordeaux - Médoc, Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Moulis, Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe.

This family of wines retails in the UK for around £16-20.

There were 260 wines from the 2010 vintage with the required quality level to attain Cru Bourgeois status, and 246 from the 2009 vintage.
The UK trade tasting will take place at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, near Pall Mall. 




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