From an investment point of view is it best to buy the “vintages of the century” en primeur or later?
Fine wine merchant Bordeaux Index is offering its clients a 10 imperial collection of Left Bank Bordeaux from the 2014 vintage.
Sotheby’s en primeur campaign was a sterling success according to the auction house, with sales up 90% on 2013.
Recent en primeur pricing is fair and reasonable when underlying price trends are factored in, argues Watermark Fine Wines’ founder Andrew Davison.
Fine wine merchant Corney & Barrow has made the case for buying en primeur in a letter to its clients, focusing on the “superb” value in wines below £500 a case.
A new class of Super Bordeaux is threatening to shake the region’s 1855 classification system to its core, say wine critics Bettane and Desseauve.
Over 60% of Bordeaux châteaux posted price rises in the 2014 campaign, some higher than others but increases didn’t necessarily mean bad value.
The latest en primeur campaign was over 5% more expensive than international merchants predicted according to Liv-ex.
The 2014 campaign has been neither a roaring success nor an unmitigated disaster but some merchants are now questioning their approach to future campaigns with one major merchant announcing a review.
Universally acknowledged as one of the best wines of the vintage, has Montrose gone too far with a 54% price hike?
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