As well-known as wines from Margaux, St Julien and Pauillac are, even seasoned experts can fail to identify them when put through a blind taste test - as one journalist discovered at a party in Manila's Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
In the Manila Standard, Sherwin Lao said he was drawn to the party by the promise of some spectacular wines, which were concealed in brown paper bags.
Mr Lao only managed to identify two of the five wines according to the region they came from - the Pomerol and Pessac Leognan - while the Margaux, St Julien and Pauillac eluded him.
"The five wines were all amazing, with my favorite prior to the revealing of the brand, being the Chateau Leoville Lascases, the super St Julien wine, a second growth under the sacred 1855 Medoc Bordeaux Classification," commented the journalist.
According to wines-info.com, the Shanghai Wine Fair recently hosted the China Sommeliers Wine Challenge, which involved 220 of the best wines submitted by exhibitors in a blind tasting.
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