UK fine wine lovers are abandoning Bordeaux in favour of other regions, as high prices and a run of good European vintages encourage them to seek alternatives.
As the Bordeaux 2011 en primeur campaign limps on, some excitement was finally sparked among merchants this week with the release of Vieux Château Certan at €96 per bottle.
The 2011 campaign is the “worst in recent memory” thinks Berry Bros & Rudd’s fine wine buying director, Max Lalondrelle.
With en primeurs week looming, hopes are high for a quick campaign, reduced pricing and vintage that is “better than expected”.
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