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Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux 2016 – Singapore Edition

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UGC Singapore Edition 2016

The Singapore’s edition of Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux returns to Conrad Centennial hotel for the tasting of 2013 Bordeaux.


More than 50 Chateaus were represented

Bordeaux is home to more than a hundred Chateaus and this year, the Singapore edition of the UGC 2016 was honoured to have 59 Chateaus represented. They are:

1 Château Rahoul Graves
2 Château Bouscaut Pessac – Léognan
3 Château Carbonnieux Pessac – Léognan
4 Château Les Carmes Haut – Brion Pessac – Léognan
5 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac – Léognan
6 Château de Fieuzal Pessac – Léognan
7 Château Larrivet Haut – Brion Pessac – Léognan
8 Château Latour – Martillac Pessac – Léognan
9 Château Olivier Pessac – Léognan
10 Château Pape Clément Pessac – Léognan
11 Château Smith Haut Lafitte Pessac – Léognan
12 Château Canon Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
13 Château Dassault Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
14 Château La Dominique Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
15 Clos Fourtet Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
16 Château La Gaffelière Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
17 Château La Tour Figeac Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
18 Château Villemaurine Saint – Emilion Grand Cru
19 Château Beauregard Pomerol
20 Château Le Bon Pasteur Pomerol
21 Château Clinet Pomerol
22 Château Gazin Pomerol
23 Château Fonréaud Listrac – Médoc
24 Château Fourcas Hosten Listrac – Médoc
25 Château Chasse – Spleen Moulis – En – Médoc
26 Château Maucaillou Moulis – En – Médoc
27 Château Poujeaux Moulis – En – Médoc
28 Château Belgrave Haut – Médoc
29 Château de Camensac Haut – Médoc
30 Château Cantemerle Haut – Médoc
31 Château Citran Haut – Médoc
32 Château Coufran Haut – Médoc
33 Château La Lagune Haut – Médoc
34 Château La Tour Carnet Haut – Médoc
35 Château Brane – Cantenac Margaux
36 Château Durfort – Vivens Margaux
37 Château Ferrière Margaux
38 Château Giscours Margaux
39 Château Kirwan Margaux
40 Château Labégorce Margaux
41 Château Lascombes Margaux
42 Château Rauzan – Gassies Margaux
43 Château Rauzan – Ségla Margaux
44 Château du Tertre Margaux
45 Château Beychevelle Saint – Julien
46 Château Branaire – Ducru Saint – Julien
47 Château Gruaud Larose Saint – Julien
48 Château Langoa Barton Saint – Julien
49 Château Léoville Barton Saint – Julien
50 Château Talbot Saint – Julien
51 Château Croizet – Bages Pauillac
52 Château Grand – Puy Ducasse Pauillac
53 Château Haut – Bages Libéral Pauillac
54 Château Cos Labory Saint – Estèphe
55 Château Lafon – Rochet Saint – Estèphe
56 Château Doisy – Védrines Sauternes
57 Château de Fargues Sauternes
58 Château Guiraud Sauternes
59 Clos Haut – Peyraguey Sauternes



The venue was packed with wine enthusiasts sommeliers,  wine merchants and distributors!!


Chateau Poujeaux

The 2013 hasn’t been a kind year for Bordeaux, with cold spring and shows dampening the ripening and causing yields to drop as much as 40% at some Chateaus. Finding a fully ripe wine at this tasting was an impossible task. As such, the wines could be approachable early, (in 2018-2023). One of our picks for this vintage is Chateau Poujeaux from Mouli en Medoc. The wine is fresh, youthful and wonderfully balanced at such an early stage. The wine is available from



The lovely ladies from Riedel at the UGC tasting. Riedel was the sponsor for the tasting wine glasses, supporting with the event with Overture Red wine glasses!


Domaine de Chavalier

One of the regular Domaines of UGC in the past several years, Domaine de Chavalier’s famed Blanc wines suffered from the less than optimal conditions of the 2013 vintage, with yields down from usual 40 hectolitre/hectare (hL/ha) to 25 hL/ha. Adrien Bernard of Domaine de Chavalier Blanc added that only 14000 bottles of the blanc were made (instead of the usual 25000 bottles). Hence fine wine collectors, do grab some 2013s for the Chateaus of your liking!


Mr Lo Bok Nan

When quizzed about the 2013 vintage, Mr Lo Bok Nan, a re-known Bordeaux specialist based in Singapore, has selected Margaux as the better performing appellation of 2013. Mr Lok added that for the right bank his picks are Le Bon Pasteur and La Gaffeliere from Pomerol and St Emilion respectively.



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