Category Archives: Bordeaux

A Couple of Weeks to Save en-primeur

The 2014 Bordeaux en-primeur campaign started properly yesterday when the Sauternes Doisy-Daëne released its price. This was a fair start with this excellent estate releasing at the same price it has every year for the last 4 years. Today has … Continue reading

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Big Means Better – Magnum Offer

Save yourself opening two bottles this Season and go big with our fantastic selection of magnums! These wines will not only look great beside your Christmas turkey, but taste fabulous too – Wine in larger bottles mature at a gentler rate … Continue reading

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Outstanding mature Cru Classé Bordeaux offer

We always stock a wide range of mature red Bordeaux wines from excellent vintages, but for the approaching festive season we would like to highlight a few great wines currently available – all are drinking now and from our own stock. Léoville-Barton, … Continue reading

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The other side of 2013 – Sauternes & Barsac

The campaign to sell 2013 Bordeaux wines en-primeur was the most disastrous for 20 years, and possibly longer, but one group with more to be upset about than most are the producers of Sauternes. The damp conditions that blighted red … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2013 – the story so far…

LATEST RELEASES – 14th April 2014 Two recent releases from of Bordeaux are both top second growth wines. The two wines are from different ends of the Medoc but also take diametrically different approaches to pricing. St Estephe’s Cos d’Estournel … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2012 – Vieux Chateau Certan – under £1000 a case

This beautiful small estate in the heart of Pomerol consistently crafts one of Bordeaux’s most elegant wines and again in 2012 Vieux Chateau Certan excelled, producing one of the vintage’s most beautiful wines. The estate benefits from a high proportion … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2012 – Léoville-Las-Cases 2012 – cheapest vintage on the market

Arguably one of the best, if not the finest wines made in St.-Julien in 2012, certainly this is one of Robert Parker’s potential top scorers of the vintage. The brief price comparison in the table below shows this not only … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2012 – A new dawn at Figeac

Château Figeac, St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé Price £ 525 IBFigeac brings a little cheer to the en primeur Market after a rather drab set of releases. The high point was the wonderful Chateau Figeac releasing @ £525 was … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2012 – A Pauillac snip!

Grand Puy Lacoste 5eme Cru Classé, Pauillac just £365 per dzn IB When first pricing this offer I forgot to convert Euros to Pounds and thought the price was OK, BUT once I’d noticed my error and made the conversion … Continue reading

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Bordeaux En Primeur 2012 – Plenty of interest to be found

The 2012 en primeur campaign is moving along in fits and starts. It opened with some promise as several high profile Chateaux bit the bullet and offered the sort of bargains we needed to tempt us to dip our toes … Continue reading

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