Dear friends,

On the 22nd April after our AGM we will be proceed to our annual decade retrospective theme dinner. This year we will revisit the much hyped vintage 2005 which when released in summer 2006, prices were among the highest offered at the time. The vintage saw nature giving high quality fruit across appellations resulting in rich, concentrated wines and high tannin level.

For the night we will provide a selection of wine representing some of the key appellations in Bordeaux.

At a recent tasting in London on the left bank, the appellation of Meraux had some charming wines with attractive sweet fruits and bright acidity. In northern Medoc, St. Julien and Pauillac the wines showed freshness and definition, with hefty layers of tannin. Right Bank was still young with fruits masked by tannin requiring time.

We look forward to hear members’ comments on the 2005s with our own tasting experience on the coming 22nd April dinner at Hyatt hotel.

Bordeaux, Toujours Bordeaux!

Yours Sincerely,
David Ong
Commanderie de Bordeaux