Bordeaux roadshow hits Sydney and Melbourne
Langton’s is bringing a clutch of fine Bordeaux wineries to Australia for a series of roadshows in March. The châteaux include Brane-Cantenac (tastings), Beychevelle (tastings), Grand-Puy-Lacoste (tastings), Larcis Ducasse, Guiraud (tastings) and Domaine de Chevalier (tastings).
Langton’s, which began as an auction house and is now part of the Woolworths liquor group, with importing, retailing and brokerage arms, is seeking to position itself as the leading Bordeaux merchant in the country.
The inaugural ‘Chateaux of Bordeaux’ roadshow, the like of which has not been seen in Australia for many years, will take place from March 2 to 6 in Sydney and Melbourne. Twelve Bordeaux grand cru classé château proprietors and winemakers will visit Australia, hosted by Langton’s.
The communes of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint Émilion, Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes will be represented.
Langton’s head of fine wine, Gavin Lennard, commented
“Langton’s is the market leader in Bordeaux wines with an unparalleled selection and access to the best the region has to offer.
“As any fine wine lover will know, Bordeaux is the first choice to start or build your collection, and for those still learning it is the place to begin your international wine journey. The ‘Châteaux of Bordeaux’ is giving Australian wine lovers a unique opportunity to meet the faces behind the brands, taste the latest vintages and purchase rare museum wines.”
Tasting events, auctions and dinners in Sydney and Melbourne will be open to the public.
Wednesday, 2 March – Sydney dinner, 7 for 7.30pm, $345 per person.
Large-format bottle dinner at Catalina restaurant, Rose Bay. Magnums (and more), shipped specially from Bordeaux, will be poured to match a degustation. There will also be a small auction of wines again shipped specially from Bordeaux, including a Château Brane-Cantenac 1900, Château Du Tertre 1924 and Château Talbot 1937. A larger online auction with rare lots will run at the same time.
Thursday, 3 March – Sydney tasting, 6 – 8.30pm, $95 per person.
Grand ‘Châteaux of Bordeaux’ tasting at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf. Guests will enjoy the latest vintages alongside selected museum wines.
Friday, 4 March – Melbourne dinner, 7 for 7.30pm, $345 per person.
A large-format bottle dinner at The Point overlooking Albert Park Lake. Guests will have the chance to pick up a rare bottle during an auction, in support of ANZGOG.
Sunday, 6 March – Melbourne tasting, 12.15pm – 5.30pm, $95per person.
‘Châteaux of Bordeaux’ will be at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival for a unique tasting at The Glasshouse.
Tickets are strictly limited; for further information and bookings, visit langtons.com.au/lp/chateaux-of-bordeaux.