Thursday, 12 May 2016

A bit more Bordeaux

The En Primeur wheels have finally creaked into motion over the last couple of days with a flurry of big name releases – out prior to the big Bordeaux wine fair in Hong Kong next week.

Chateau d’Armailhac marks the first major Pauillac and the first of the Mouton-Rothschild stable to offer their 2015.  A crisp and red-fruited claret, we have stock available at £310/cs.  Chateau Clerc Milon – the other Mouton-owned Pauillac – joined it’s sister property in releasing this morning.  Very little stock seems to have been released but we expect to have some available – in 6-packs – at £240 very soon.  Clerc is a far bigger, richer wine than d’Armailhac, markedly Pauillac in style and a success of the vintage.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Bordeaux 2015 - More and more releases...

Whilst we’re still waiting for the Cru Classe estates to break ranks in a meaningful way the last few days have seen a number of releases, including wines from the Chateaux Pichon Baron, Leoville Barton and Lynch Bages stables – suggesting more significant releases may be imminent. In addition, we have sold out of Chateau Angludet and a number of other wines, such as Gazin and Coutet are moving into a low stock situation.

Chateau Liot has long provided the Sauternes entry point into our range, with great value wines and consistent quality. 2015 is an outstanding sweet wine vintage and we’re delighted to be offering Liot at the same en primeur price as the 2013 release - £80 per 12 halves.