2018 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Tasting at The Beverly Hills Hotel
On Friday January 26th 2018, Mozy Tehrani, Donna MacDougall & Hannah Tehrani attended the 2018 Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel. Over 100 Châteaux came out to have industry professionals taste their 2015 vintage. We had high expectations for 2015 from previous barrel tastings, samples and due diligence, but it’s always illuminating to taste them again when they’re bottled and get firsthand news from our partners in Classified Bordeaux. We each have our favorite Châteaux and appellations, but overall 2015 is simply a winner. Coming back to back after the retailer friendly 2014 vintage – we are seeing a well-deserved uptick in early interest at release. Exclusive Imports is proud to be one of the first in the country to make 2015 Classified Bordeaux available in stock. 2014s are going fast, 2015 might go even faster.
There will be more UGC events this year. Exclusive Imports attends several of these events every year both in the U.S. and in France to assess current and upcoming releases as well as “en primeur” annually in April.
Besides new networking, we must add these events also give us a chance to see old friends from France and all over the United States. We love seeing our friends from retail, wholesale, importing, restaurants, public relations and wine journalism. What a fascinating industry we share!
It was great reuniting with our dear friend Laurence Brut from Château Dassault:
Tasting the 2015 Château Lynch-Bages alongside our buddies at TotalWine.com:
Mozy & his daugher Hannah smile widely afterwards to show off their wine-stained grins!