Normally a mainstay of any en primeur campaign with pricing judged to be fair, the first growths stumbled this year.
Over 260,000 bottles of classed growth Bordeaux believed to be part of a giant collection seized from a Chinese speculator are to be auctioned off tomorrow (23 June).
Sotheby’s will host an ex-cellar sale featuring wines from La Mission Haut-Brion in New York this October.
Lafite, Cheval Blanc, Ausone and l’Evangile have effectively brought this year’s campaign to an end with their releases over the last few days.
Two of Pomerol’s top estates, Vieux Château Certan and l’Eglise Clinet, are out with wines and prices set stun – one way or another.
Six bottles of 1926 Vosne-Romanée ‘Les Gaudichots’ from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti have sold for £49,000 at Sotheby’s recent London sale.
Château Mouton Rothschild and Ducru-Beaucaillou have left it fashionably late to join the party but arrive they have, will buyers boogie?
Haut-Brion, Clarence Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion have marched into view this morning but will it be a glorious charge or an ignominious rout?
With the original structure and purpose of en primeur changing rapidly, what exactly does the process serve today?
Léoville Las Cases has thrown its hat into the ring this morning with a hefty 43% increase on last year’s en primeur price.
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