Almost 20 years old now the 1996s have climbed solidly in price but some have gone further on weaker laurels than those whose promise was noted at an early age.
After a campaign dominated by Left Bank properties so far, this morning saw three notable Right Bank properties step onto the stage.
Saint Emilion estate, Pavie, has unveiled a silver label for its 2012 vintage to celebrate its elevation to grand cru classé A status in that same year.
Left Bank Bordeaux estates are, currently, the main beneficiaries of the region’s growing revival as the previously high flying Right Bank slows.
Two “boutique” Saint Emilions, Palmer and Pape Clement topped Robert Parker’s in-bottle scores for the 2011 vintage and even if Ausone slipped from its 100-point potential, the Right Bank won out in general.
St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé A estate Château Angélus has slashed the production of its 2013 grand vin by 40% in order to “protect” the brand.
As the en primeur tastings begin to wind down, Château Gazin has released with a small drop of just a euro on its 2012 price.
Our en primeur report crosses over to the Right Bank and tours the big names of Pomerol and Saint Emilion.
After nearly a year and a half of continued increases, prices for Right Bank grand crus, Pavie and Angélus, have slowed.
François Pinault, the owner of first growth property Château Latour, has snapped up several estates in the Right Bank communes of Pomerol and Saint Emilion.
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