The Confidential before Landing of Vinexpo 2014

Vinexpo is hitting Hong Kong (27-29 May2014) and what most wine lovers do before that? I guess for most, detoxing can’t be an options this year but going to some of the pre-vinexpo excitements, one of them are something quite fun and collective (only if you can get hold of the invitations) – the Bordeaux Confidential tasting (of over 20+ chateau) by James Suckling x Tatler.

My vin expo starts few days earlier with the lovely Geraldine Leger from Chateau Canon, a catch up on their 2013 wine before Bordeaux Confidential tasting.  I was at Canon for the harvest of 2013 last Oct and  their merlot tasted great) with their careful picking, and the good result from en primeur, I can't wait to taste the 2013 soon again.
Vinexpo starts few days earlier with the lovely Geraldine Leger from Chateau Canon, a catch up on their 2013 production. I was not long ago at Chateau Canon for the harvest of 2013 last Oct (their merlot grapes tasted great!) with their careful picking, and the good result from en primeur, I can’t wait to taste the 2013 soon again.

I had lunch with Geraldine Leger from Chateau Canon last met at the Decanter tasting in London.   We were at the Dundell’s for some good dim sum then moved on to James’s event where Chateau Canon is also pouring their 2nd wine Clos Canon 2008, their fabulous Canon 2000 and 2002. Most of the Domaine representatives were there such as Philippe Dhalluin from Rothchild, Olivier Bernard and his son from Domaine de Chevalier and many more to name. It has been a great time (believe it or not, am actually here now drinking my 2008 Ducru with Bruno Borie, Owner of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, while writing this piece) and I would like to share some good time from the tasting here:

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Prep time, before it is totally packed with wine lovers
One hour after tasting started, this room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was packed with wine lovers
One hour after tasting started, this room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel was packed with wine lovers

 

Tall and slender, almost like an artist than a business person (which I was having lots of fun with his cellar master in from to his 2 huge Keith Haring) Owner of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Bruno Borie on Fire not only at his Chateau but here today in HK.  (Beaucaillou means "beautiful pebbles").   His wine, to me, a wine of the heart, is among the most elegant in the Médoc.  Here, he is pouring his smokey firm and musculin 2006, chocolatey truffle like  juicy and elegant 2008 and forward blackberries alike 2011.
Tall and slender, almost like an artist than a business person (which I was having lots of fun with his cellar master in from to his 2 huge Keith Haring) Owner of Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou Bruno Borie on Fire not only at his Chateau but here today in HK. (Beaucaillou means “beautiful pebbles”). His wine, to me, a wine of the heart, is among the most elegant in the Médoc. Here, he is pouring his smokey firm and musculin 2006, choco truffle like juicy and elegant 2008 and forward blackberries alike 2011.
Philippe Dhalluin, Managing Director of Chateau Mouton Clerc Milon etc, pouring his 2008 Mouton
Philippe Dhalluin, Managing Director of Chateau Mouton Clerc Milon etc, pouring his 2008 Mouton
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Anna from the always lovely Smith Havt Lafitte (serving 2011)
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the very great value desert wine : Château Suduiraut‎. 2005 is generous and rich with honeysuckle, pineapple, pear and layers of flavors you can explore in mouth as long as you would love to. Very delicious.
Event hosted by Tatler Magazine
Event hosted by Tatler Magazine
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