Châteaux and wine lovers alike sing the praises of the second edition of the premium wine event Bordeaux Confidential
ong kong’s most discerning wine crowd was abuzz with excitement for the second edition of Bordeaux Confidential, held on March 6 and 7, underlining once again the city’s reputation as the most resilient, vibrant market for Bordeaux. The premium event, organised by Jamessuckling.com and Hong Kong Tatler, showcased a unique selection of wines from 24 top Bordeaux wineries, including the first-growth châteaux Mouton Rothschild, Suduiraut, Smith Haut Lafitte and Domaine de Chevalier. Each of the wines had received a score of 90 points or more from Hong Kong Tatler wine editor James Suckling.
More than 600 people attended the event, and over 100 wines, from 2005 Mouton to 2011 Prieuré-lichine, were poured. The bustling crowd that swamped The Atrium at the Island Shangri-la for the Grand Tasting on March 7 was the latest proof that Bordeaux, a name almost synonymous with great wines, still remains the first and foremost choice of winemaking regions for aficionados in the city.
Perhaps more than just underlining Bordeaux’s appeal, the size of the crowd also emphasised a larger truth—that the Hong