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Sunday 24 May 2015

En Primeur

Bordeaux 2014: ‘Seriously beautiful’ Comtesse turns heads

Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande set hearts aflutter this morning with its release, one merchant calling it “brilliant, brilliant, brilliant wine.”

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 1 Comment »

Bordeaux 2014: the wine we all want?

A “quintessential” Domaine de Chevalier released this morning but despite positive noises from merchants, is it the wine everyone wants?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: A well-judged release?

Léoville Barton and Pape Clement released this morning, but are they among the campaign’s better-judged releases?

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Lea & Sandeman expresses EP frustration

Fine Wine merchant Lea & Sandeman has expressed its frustration with the pricing of this year’s en primeur campaign.

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Counting Lacoste

Pavie emerged this morning and, as was expected, mirrored fellow Saint Emilion “A” Angelus in its pricing, while the “best value” wine of the year was also released.

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Enter stage right

After a campaign dominated by Left Bank properties so far, this morning saw three notable Right Bank properties step onto the stage.

Monday, May 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: getting it right

Rauzan-Segla and a “sublime” Canon appeared to put a little spring in the merchants’ step yesterday afternoon with identical release prices of £375 a case.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: week round-up 7-13 May

En primeur releases in the last week have covered first growths, the occasional Right Bank estate and a smattering of Left Bank properties

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Pontet-Canet price ‘ambitious’

Merchants have reacted with a distinct lack of enthusiasm to Pontet-Canet’s release and don’t have many warm words for Lafite’s first tranche policy either.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2014: Keep Carmes and Calon

Calon Ségur and Carmes Haut-Brion each came out today with a 12% rise on their respective 2013 prices but it looks as it may pay off for at least one of them.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 No Comments »

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