Bordeaux 2012: Good but a hard sell

10th April, 2013 by Lucy Shaw

While the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux has been widely hailed as better than 2011, it will still be a hard sell according to one of the region’s key négociants.

Jean-Christophe Mau of négociant Yvon Mau told the drinks business that the négociants are still suffering a hangover from the 2011 vintage.

“I’ve still got 60% of my 2011 stock left and it isn’t shifting – we haven’t sold very much wine so far this year and I need to get rid of it before the end of the year.

“I bought a lot of 2011 to keep the châteaux happy and maintain my relationships with them, but now I have the problem of selling it, so I’m very wary about buying too much 2012 and having the….

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