Annual Claret Tasting (2013 Vintage)

7 November 2017 , 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM  | London

It is the Institute’s most eagerly anticipated event of the year! Showcasing wines from the 2013 Vintage of the Grands Crus Classés, properties of the Medoc, including First Growths and their Right Bank equivalents. With many Chateaux releasing less wine en primeur year on year, our annual walk around tasting gains commercial relevance in interesting times for the Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé market. This year is of particular significance because the 2013s have shown increasingly well in bottle and their pricing looks highly attractive when placed in the context of the recent campaign for the 2016s.

As ever, this event will provide a valuable opportunity to try most of Bordeaux's classed growths side by side; and those who wish to will have the option of tasting the wines blind.

Session times are:

Session 1: 0930–1145
Session 2: 1145–1400
Blind tasting: 0930–1400

The tasting will take place at Vintners' Hall, London (68 Upper Thames St, EC4V 3BG).

Tickets are priced at £45 for MWs, £55 for students and £80 for all other guests (all inclusive of VAT)

To book your place, please pay online following these instructions when prompted:

  • Invoice number: Insert your full name followed by ‘Claret’ and ‘Session 1’ or ‘Session 2’ or ‘Blind tasting’
  • Payment description: Insert your full name followed by ‘Claret’ and ‘Session 1’ or ‘Session 2’ or ‘Blind tasting'

Book Tickets

If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact Chloe Thompson for details.

A version of this tasting will also take place in San Francisco on 30 January 2018, and in Australia in April 2018. 


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