Welcome to... the Bordeaux Project
In February 2020, we announced the launch of the Bordeaux Project, a pioneering new partnership between Bibendum, several leading Bordeaux estates, and top negociant Compagnie Medocaine.
What is the Bordeaux Project?
Through this collaboration, Bibendum customers will now be able to source a range of mature wines with perfect provenance directly from Bordeaux Chateaux cellars, at extremely competitive prices.
Bibendum will be using the direct relationship with participating Chateaux to support an ambitious activation programme, providing staff tastings, time in trade, events and chateau visits throughout the year. Through these activities, we anticipate that Chateaux will be able to forge and foster relationships with prestigious on-trade accounts, changing the way that Cru Classe Bordeaux is sold in the UK.
Interested? You can find out more about the Bordeaux Project, and meet our featured Bordeaux producers, at the Bibendum Cellar Tasting: Bordeaux Project on Monday 23 March.
A note from... Michael Saunders, Bibendum CEO
"This is a plan Georges Haushalter (of Compagnie Medocaine) and I hatched several years ago. We believe this project will revolutionise how top Bordeaux is sold in the On-Trade. With the majority of Bordeaux Cru Classe wines bought en primeur, we really wanted to facilitate better working relationships between the Chateaux and the restaurants their wines are sold in. Having the wines come direct from the cellars at competitive market prices is a first. This is just the start, and we plan to broaden this range of wines with ongoing availability across the year."
Please see below for a list of currently participating estates.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild
Chateau d'Armailhac 2006 and 2004
Chateau Clerc Milon 2004
Pastourelle de Clerc Milon 2012
Goulee Rouge 2016
Pagodes des Cos 2012
Chateau Cos d'Estournel 2008
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2015
Chateau Pedesclaux 2014
Chateau d'Issan 2007