Bibendum Wine Ltd to Host UK's Largest Consumer Bordeaux Wine Tasting

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Bibendum Wine Ltd's annual Bordeaux tasting - the UK's largest consumer wine tasting of top Bordeaux wines in the UK - will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Wednesday May 9th.

It's a great tasting - anyone with an interest in Bordeaux should go.

On Wednesday, 9th May, the UK’s largest consumer tasting of top Bordeaux wines.

The tasting will focus on the soon-to-be-released 2011 vintage of Bordeaux wines and feature over 100 of the best known chateaux.

The tasting is the best opportunity for consumers to taste the wines for themselves, talk to the chateau owners and form their own judgement about the new vintage.

Ben Collins, Director of Fine Wine at organisers Bibendum Wine Ltd, said: “This tasting has become a must attend event for everyone who loves top Bordeaux wines. Traditionally consumers have been forced to rely on the views of critics or wine merchants to discover which wines were worth purchasing. Now they have the chance to taste the wines for themselves and form their own judgement about the wines and the vintage as a whole.”

Chateaux attending the tasting include: Angelus, Batailley, Beychevelle, Canon, Canon La Gaffeliere, Cantemerle, Clerc Milon, Climens, Clos Fourtet, Couhins Lurton, Gazin, Giscours, Grand Puy Lacoste, Gruaud Larose, Haut Bailly, La Conseillante, Lafon Rochet, Langoa Barton, Leoville Barton, Leoville Poyferre, Lynch Bages, Montrose, Pichon Comtesse Lalande, Pichon Longueville Baron, Pontet Canet, Poujeaux, Smith Haut Lafitte, Sociando Mallet, Talbot, Troplong Mondot d' Yquem and Domaine de Chevalier

Wine writer Chris Kissack of, writing on Twitter, commented: “It's a great tasting - anyone with an interest in Bordeaux should go.”

The 2011 of top Bordeaux wines will be released en primeur after Easter 2012. En primeur is a system where the wines are offered for sale before they are bottled on a ‘futures’ basis.

Consumers buy the young wine in advance and the wine is shipped one to two years later once it has been bottled. Traditionally, the en primeur system has been the best way for wine collectors and investors to acquire the most sought after wines at attractive prices.

Consumers are strongly encouraged only to purchase en primeur wines from reputable wine merchants with a long history of selling wines this way.

Consumers can find out more information about the Bordeaux wine tasting at Bibendum’s website

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