The 1855 wine classification was the world’s first and most enduring culinary ranking. It’s also one of the most stubborn, with just two changes in its history.
During this tasting, leading Bordeaux expert, Jane Anson weighs up the drawbacks and advantages of the system, and suggests five châteaux that are worthy of First Growth status: Léoville Las Cases, La Mission Haut-Brion, Palmer, Pichon Comtesse and Montrose.
Two of Bordeaux’s greatest vintages will be tasted, 2000, now in its prime and 2010, one of the great new classics, now nearly ten years old. An unmissable tasting for any Bordeaux lover.
We will taste:
2000 Château Palmer
2000 Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande
2000 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
2000 Château Leoville-Las Cases
2000 Château Montrose
2010 Château Palmer
2010 Château Pichon Comtesse de Lalande
2010 Château La Mission Haut-Brion
2010 Château Leoville-Las Cases
2010 Château Montrose