French Kisses

Châteaux and wine lovers alike sing the praises of the sec­ond edi­tion of the pre­mium wine event Bordeaux Con­fi­den­tial

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life | Wine -

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 James­suck­ 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

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