BFWE 2012

Decanter’s Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter (Saturday 16 June 2012, The Landmark Hotel) featured over 80 of the region’s most prestigious producers with the chance to meet the winemakers themselves.

For the first time at a Bordeaux Encounter, there was a dedicated en primeur showcase for consumers to taste the most recent 2011 vintage.

There were also three masterclasses from Chateau Lynch-Bages, Chateau Gruaud-Larose and Pessac-Leognan as well as a Discovery Theatre featuring Chateau Coutet and Chateau Suduiraut.

BFWE 2012 general pictures

 

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Video: What is en primeur?

21st June 2012

En primeur experts Steven Spurrier, Stephen Brook and Jim Budd explain what en primeur is, and the things to consider if you're thinking about buying wine en primeur

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BFWE 2012 general pictures

BFWE 2012: Grand tasting pictures

18th June 2012

Look through pictures from the Grand Tasting room at this year's Decanter Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter.

BFWE 2012 Chateau Coutet and Chateau Suduiraut

BFWE 2012: Chateau Suduiraut and Chateau Coutet Discovery Theatre seminar

18th June 2012

Look through pictures from the Chateau Suduiraut and Chateau Coutet Discovery Theatre seminar presented by Pierre Montegut and Aline Baly at this year's Decanter Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter.

BFWE 2012 Pessac Leognan masterclass

BFWE 2012: Legendary wines from Pessac-Leognan masterclass

18th June 2012

Look through pictures from the Legendary wines from Pessac-Leognan masterclass presented by Olivier Bernard and Laurent Cogombles at this year's Decanter Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter.

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BFWE 2012: Chateau Gruaud Larose masterclass

18th June 2012

Look through pictures from the Chateau Gruaud Larose masterclass presented by David Launay at this year's Decanter Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter.

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BFWE 2012: Chateau Lynch Bages masterclass

18th June 2012

Look through pictures from the Chateau Lynch Bages masterclass presented by Jean-Charles Cazes at this year's Decanter Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter.

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BFWE 2012: En Primeur showcase

18th June 2012

Look through pictures from the en primeur showcase at this year's Decanter Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter.

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BFWE 2012: Sauternes & Barsac discovery theatre

18th June 2012

While young reds were frantically being poured in the grand ballroom and masterclass sessions heaved with keen vertical-seekers, upstairs, tucked away in a calm corner, was a veritable haven of...

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BFWE 2012: Pessac-Leognan 2001 masterclass

18th June 2012

For the first time ever the official council of the appellation of Pessac-Leognan organised a tasting of its wines in England at Decanter's Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter, after the...

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BFWE 2012: Chateau Gruaud-Larose masterclass

18th June 2012

Just over 20 years of Chateau Gruaud Larose – from 1989 to 2010 – not only enchanted the palates of Bordeaux lovers at Decanter's Great Bordeaux Fine Wine Encounter masterclass, but also reflected...

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