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Sunday 28 August 2016 loc: US

En Primeur

Don’t panic, Captain Mainwaring

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a young man in possession of a good fortune must not panic when the do-dah hits the fan. Captain Mainwaring please note.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

2015 first growths – the offer you can refuse

Normally a mainstay of any en primeur campaign with pricing judged to be fair, the first growths stumbled this year.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: the new normal?

With the dust settled on this year’s primeurs it is clear that much has changed in the way these campaigns are now approached and that their overall importance, especially to the châteaux, has been greatly diminished.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: bring in the high rollers

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.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: Pomerols set to stun?

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.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: do the Mouton-Ducru boogaloo

Château Mouton Rothschild and Ducru-Beaucaillou have left it fashionably late to join the party but arrive they have, will buyers boogie?

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: the Brion’s are coming!

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?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 No Comments »

Is the en primeur market just for show?

With the original structure and purpose of en primeur changing rapidly, what exactly does the process serve today?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: and now LLC

Léoville Las Cases has thrown its hat into the ring this morning with a hefty 43% increase on last year’s en primeur price.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 No Comments »

Bordeaux 2015: the final push

Four big name estates have followed Margaux as this year’s campaign, finally, looks as though it’s entering its end game.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 No Comments »

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