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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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2011 Vintage Port – A Brilliant Opportunity

One last bite at the Cherry – In a year when the 2012 Claret en primeur campaign failed to engage wine lovers, people did manage to get excited about the 2011 Ports that were released on sale, for delivery at … Continue reading

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A Vintage Year – 2011 Burmester Port en primeur

Most Port producers have declared that they will release a 2011 Vintage, the first to be universally declared since 2007. The quality is excellent, showing great fruit purity, yet built for the long term as the fine quality tannins are silky and well integrated – indeed some … 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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Bordeaux En Primeur 2012 – what a difference a year makes

This year the Bordeaux en primeur campaign has been a huge contrast to last year’s fiasco. For a start the chateaux have begun to make their offers now, rather than waiting until the end of June as many did in 2012! … Continue reading

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Cantemerle – The first shall be last and the last will be better than many

Added as an afterthought to the 1855 Medoc classification in 1856, today Cantemerle frequently exceeds the fifth growth status it was awarded at that time. A long-term Coe Vintners favourite, Cantemerle produced one of the best value wines of the … Continue reading

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En Primeur 2011 – RIP

A eulogy to a vintage in the wrong place at the wrong time This week’s announcement that Chateau d’Yquem will not release their 2011 en-primeur is a strangely apt end to a sales campaign that seemed from the outset to be … Continue reading

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The Sage of Monkton Pronounces

Robert Parker’s assessment of the 2011 vintage in Bordeaux Indisputably the most influential critic of the Bordeaux market, Robert Parker Junior issued his initial pronouncements on the 2011 vintage on Friday.

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Bordeaux 2011 en primeur – latest releases and prices

Wines released and offered so far: Angludet, Cru Bourgeois, Margaux 2011 – £198 IB d’Armailhac, 5eme Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac 2011 – £325 IB Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé St Julien 2011 – £495 IB Brown Rouge, Pessac-Léognan 2011 – £160 IB Brown Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2011– … Continue reading

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