News » April 2009


Stop Press: Latour 2008 released

In a completely unprecedented move Chateau Latour 2008 has been released this morning. This is, to the best of our knowledge, the first time that the First Growths

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Advantages of buying en primeur

So finally, is there still a place for the En Primeur system in the current market? Top quality wine is scarce, due to lower yields and strict selection methods.

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How does En Primeur work?

En primeur is at its simplest, a futures market. Uniquely in Bordeaux, customers have the opportunity to buy wine six months after harvest. Similar pre-release systems exist elsewhere,

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En Primeur – why bother?

The build up to the 2008 Bordeaux En Primeur campaign has almost been more interesting for the shouting and posturing than the wines themselves.

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Angelus 2008 released

Hot on the heels of last week’s UGC tastings, unexpectedly early, Hubert de Bouard has released Chateau Angelus 2008 en primeur. The very good news is that our pleas do seem to have reached Bordelais ears

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