After a quiet day following the weekend, the en primeur campaign has come back to life this morning.
Jane MacQuitty picks out a wine you can “jump into the warm weather with”, while Jancis Robinson MW recommends a “beautifully balanced red”.
Critic Robert Parker has given just one wine from the 2012 Bordeaux vintage 100-point potential.
The first St-Julien estate emerged this morning in the shape of Château Talbot, closely followed by Saint-Estèphe property Phélan Ségur.
Despite an early start, the Bordeaux 2012 campaign is proving a difficult sell say UK merchants.
Château Palmer has followed its second wine and released – with a 1% drop in price.
Château Angélus and Pavie have released their 2012 vintages with prices that exceed those of 2011.
Château Margaux has released its 2012 at the same price as fellow first growth Mouton Rothschild.
The oldest recorded brand in the world still in existence today is Château Haut-Brion the Bordeaux first growth has claimed – and challenged historians to find an older one.
AXA Millésimes managing director Christian Seely on his fears, loves and hates as well as where he wants his ashes scattered.
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