En Primeur Campaign
En-Primeur presents an opportunity to purchase Bordeaux whilst still in barrel. You will receive your wines in two years' time when it is bottled and shipped (May 2020).
Payable now is cost of the wine. In the spring of 2020 will you will be invoiced for the duty, VAT and shipping costs associated with your purchase. You will have 6 months to make this payment.
The advantage of buying En-Primeur is that you are likely getting the lowest price at which the wine will ever sell: the wine will likely be released at a higher price in two years’ time. However, please note that wine prices can fall as well as rise.
If you would like to receive our En-Primeur offers via email please sign up below. For any further information please email email@example.com or call Lorcan on (01) 269 3139.
Vintage Report 2018
The early part of the 2018 growing season was wet and there were problems with mildew, but a long hot dry summer ensured the grapes that reached the winery were in near-perfect condition- bright, healthy and aromatic. The vintage was even across the Bordeaux regions with wines being characterised by good tannin and phenolic structure.
The 2018 Bordeaux vintage was near-universally praised by the critics:
"At the very peak of quality, the 2018s are mind-blowingly incredible"
- Lisa Perotti-Brown, The WIne Advocate
"I can tell you that the 2018 is an exceptional year for Bordeaux wines"
- James Suckling
"Overall, 2018 is better than 2015 and 2016."
- James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
With this in mind, for our Bordeaux En-Primeur 2018 campaign we have chosen only those Château which we feel offer some value in their pricing.