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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc to unveil official 2015 selection

Published:  06 September, 2017

Producers from eight Médoc AOCs are gearing up to debut 200 wines from the 2015 vintage at a trade tasting later this month.

The 2015 vintage, which is believed to be one of the best in Bordeaux since the sought-after 2010 vintage, will take centre stage at Crus Bourgeois du Médoc’s tasting event, scheduled for September 21 at The British Academy.

The tasting is being held just after the official selection of approved wines is announced in France.

Producers from across eight Médoc AOCs Haut-Médoc, Listrac-Médoc, Moulis, Margaux, Saint Julien, Pauillac and Saint Estèphe, will attend the event to show their wines, which are priced on average between £15-£30 in the UK.

While much of France has been beleaguered by weather troubles this year, President of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc, Olivier Cuvelier, pointed to “ideal” weather conditions in 2015.

“Weather conditions in 2015 were ideal for ripening the grapes. After a hot, dry July, August was more temperate, with a little rain, enabling the grapes to ripen slowly while also retaining their freshness,” he said.

Vice-president Armelle Cruse will be at the London tasting to present the 2015 official selection on September 21, and update visitors on on-going efforts to develop the Cru Bourgeois quality procedure to a five-year classification with hierarchical levels.