New £200 'concept' wines from Bordeaux

Wednesday, 17 October, 2012
John Stimpfig, Decanter.com
The renowned sommelier Gérard Basset OBE has teamed up with a wine-loving French hedge fund manager and a quartet of Michelin-starred Chefs to produce a new wine brand from four different Bordeaux appellations.
SGC or Le Secret des Grands Chefs consists of four 2009 wines from small unknown vineyards in Pauillac, St Emilion, Pomerol and the Médoc. All retail at over £200 a bottle. 

Basset, owner of the Hotel TerraVina in the New Forest, and oenophile Arnaud Christiaens masterminded the project, together with Bruno Ménard of L’Osier in Japan, Frédéric Anton at Le Pré Catalan, Alain Dutournier at the Carré des Feuillants, and Yannick Alleno at Le Meurice, all in Paris. 

‘Each chef has worked with each chateau to produce a wine that he would be proud to endorse with his name,’ Christiaens said. 

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Le Secret des Grands Chefs.
Le Secret des Grands Chefs.

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