Bordeaux first growth Château Mouton-Rothschild has released its 2014 this morning at a lower price than any physical vintage on the market.
The 10 best wines of the Bordeaux 2014 vintage as voted for by Liv-ex’s global members.
The Sauternes estates have made an early bid for attention in this campaign but despite repeated price cuts since 2010 it’s still not selling.
Château Coutet is the latest in a string of Sauternes producers to release this week, with no change on its 2013 price.
Poor recent en primeur campaigns, particularly the failed release of 2013 Bordeaux, is a necessary shake-out that favours the strongest properties, according to one château director.
The Bordeaux en primeur campaign is well and truly begun with Gazin, Doisy-Vedrines and Suduiraut out this morning and not a price drop in sight.
Sauternes estate Doisy-Daëne is the first big estate to make a move in this year’s en primeur campaign, releasing at €26.40 ex-négociant, the same as its 2013.
The release of prices for Bordeaux 2014 should begin within the next two weeks, according to Château Haut-Brion’s Jean-Philippe Delmas.
The trade is ready, initial reactions are positive, some scores are trickling in, the euro is declining, the US might be interested, what happens if prices go up this en primeur?
“What is this wine?” I thought to myself, after blind tasting the first growth Sauternes Château de Rayne Vigneau.
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