Looking ahead a little bit & thinking will head down to this event. Have some ‘10s & ‘15s bought EP from some of the listed producers so be a chance to see how those purchases are coming along, and try loads of others I don’t have!
I agree it seems a bit steep to me (especially when my travel distance is taken into account). In fairness though, with regard to your other comment, they do say “Each Château will be bringing vintages from 2009, 2010 and 2015 for you to taste and compare.” And I guess you might want to taste the '15 before deciding whether to buy for laying down.
I notice that they aren’t particularly keen to show off '11 - '14!
Yes, hadn’t thought of the price in that sense but a fair point.
The only previous Decanter event I’ve been to was their World Wine Awards tasting a couple of years ago. My only gripe there was there appeared to be too many tickets sold for the size of venue. Hoping this will be slightly less cramped.
Hey everyone! Well my two cents… I’ve been to two of the international ones with wines from everywhere but not the italian/bordeaux ones. The events are really well organised and tremendous value. There were +600 wines for 80 quid, every one of them being at least half decent. It is essential for a route plan or every wine will taste a bit odd.
For bordeaux it will be interesting… Starting with entre de mers, then graves type whites, right bank reds, left bank in good order of intensity then stickies. I’m not that au fait with new styles in bordeaux but you’d get a sense from the programme issued in advance. I’d defo go to a masterclass or discovery theatre. The napa one with steven spurrier was incredibly good for 45 quid.
I would go but have a few different priorities this year for expenditure. My top tip would be a) be selective and b) have strategy for tannin tongue
After 80 wines mine was absolutely cooked. There’s a cafe next door which does a great brekkie too and sanctuary mid tasting