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.
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.
Bordeaux classed growth Château Pichon Baron has launched a new second wine called Les Griffons de Pichon Baron.
This year’s wines from Pauillac and Pomerol are “a joyous triumph over adversity” writes AXA MD Christian Seely, who added that detractors of the vintage will be “agreeably surprised”.
AXA Millésimes managing director Christian Seely on his fears, loves and hates as well as where he wants his ashes scattered.
Château Climens and Château Guiraud are to push on with production of a 2012 vintage despite a number of high profile producers in Sauternes pulling the plug on the vintage.
The decision by Chateau d’Yquem not to make a sweet wine in 2012 should not drive people to write off all Sauternes in this year, according to other producers in the appellation.
The 2011 en primeur campaign came to life again yesterday with a small flurry of releases.
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