Ever heard about Petrus' second label or Château Cheval Blanc's commemorative 'Clos du Cheval Blanc'? You shouldn't have because neither exists, but that did not stop them from making an appearance at the Chengdu Wine Fair.
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.
Which fine wines might be poised to go up a gear in 2017 and reward the canny investor? There are plenty of picks in Bordeaux, California and Italy still.
Normally a mainstay of any en primeur campaign with pricing judged to be fair, the first growths stumbled this year.