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Harrods bring out the big guns

Harrods’ wine department has held its inaugural Prestige Bordeaux Tasting in London, which included a selection of top clarets including first growths and older vintages.

Harrods plan more prestige Bordeaux tastings at their wine department in future.

As reported by the drinks business, Bordeaux is the top category sold at Harrods by value and last night Harrods held the first of what they intend to be many more top-end tastings of fine Bordeaux, giving their customers an opportunity to taste a selection of wines rarely opened together.

Perhaps the stars of the show were a Château Latour and a Château Mouton Rothschild from 1989, a vintage described by wine merchants Berry Brothers & Rudd as: “The 2nd in a trio of great vintages and one that produced a large crop of ripe, rich, fleshy wines that typically possess soft, silky tannins.”

The tasting included both current and older vintages including, amongst others, Château Canon of Saint Emilion, Château Climens of Barsac and first growth Château Haut-Brion alongside Mouton and Latour.

On hand were representatives from all the wineries and Harrods wine buyer Ed Gerard told the drinks business: “The event was a success and it was an excellent way for us to bring all these fantastic wines together to taste under one roof.”

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